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Voluntary Payments Not ‘Compensation’ Under LHWCA (access required)

In this first-impression case, the 4th Circuit says the term “compensation” in Section 22 of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act does not include the payment of medical benefits, and the court upholds the Benefits Review Board’s denial of a shipyard worker’s claim for benefits for her knee injury. We must decide whether “compensation” under ...