December 15, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Cost Less!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features CWCI’s release of its fifth Regional Score Card, which examines data on claims filed in San Diego County for job injuries that occurred between 2005 and 2015.

Key findings included that San Diego county represented 8.1% of California job injury claims, but only accounted for 6.2% of paid benefits because the average amount of indemnity paid per claim was among the lowest in the state. San Diego differed from other parts of the state in areas like the mix of claims by industry, with a high proportion of claims involving health care, hotel and food service, and retail workers, and it had the highest percentage of claims filed by women in the state. San Diego claims were also more likely to be medical-only cases and less likely to result in permanent disability, fewer involved attorneys, and time lags between injury date and employer and claims administrator notification, and initial medical treatment were less – all of which were associated with less expensive claims.

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