Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from NCCI which is a continuation of their 2011 report that found that an aging workforce appears to have a far less negative impact on workers comp claim costs than might have been thought.
Key findings from the new report included that for a range of specific diagnoses, the shares by type of injury were remarkably comparable across age cohorts, for example, shares of claims due to “sprain of neck” that were temporary total injuries were virtually identical for both younger and older workers. Also of note was that high severity diagnoses which were historically more common in older workers are now becoming common in younger-age cohorts as well.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!