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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Statistics

Claims with Attorney or Lay Representation
at the District Director Level

 

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

FY 2014

FY 2015

PDOs Issued

6,181

5,303

4,839

5,311

5,398

Attorney Representation

31%

29%

25%

33%

36%

Lay Representation

15%

20%

20%

19%

19%

Unrepresented Claimants

54%

51%

55%

48%

45%

* PDO = Proposed Decision and Order.

Source: US Department of Labor
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation