More than $1.4 billion in compensation and medical benefits were paid under the Longshore Act and its extensions in 2015, according to a recent report prepared by the Congressional Research Service. In the same year, 23,543 lost-time injuries were reported to the Longshore Division of the Department of Labor. This new report updates earlier versions of the report, prepared by the Congressional Research Service, an arm of the Library of Congress, for members of Congress. The report, which may be read here, provides a convenient overview of the Longshore Act and its extensions.
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