The Longshore Division of the U.S. Department of Labor saw an increase in new claims reported in fiscal year 2017. According to the Division, 27,122 new claims were reported in 2017, a jump from the 24,276 claims reported in 2016. The majority of new claims, 52 percent, were reported in traditional longshore cases. Claims arising under the Defense Base Act formed the next largest group of new claims. Offshore cases arising under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act comprised less than one percent of all new claims.
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