Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new research brief from NCCI on the role of traffic accidents in workers’ compensation, which they note are a leading cause of high-severity injuries. NCCI also noted the pervasiveness of accidents, pointing to a December 2006 study of theirs that found even the clerical classification has surprisingly high exposure to traffic accidents.
The new brief adds in several more years of data, analysis of the effects of recession, and a new section analyzing traffic accidents as as a source of claims with multiple claimants. Key findings included that motor vehicle accidents are more severe than the average claim, with top diagnoses including neck injuries and duration being more than a third longer. NCCI also points out that distracted driving continues to be a leading cause of accidents.
Find out more (including a link to the free brief!) by clicking here!