Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent release of the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation System Report. Distributed annually, the report presents data for 1997-2011 about several aspects of Minnesota’s workers’ comp system including claims, benefits and costs, vocational rehabilitation, and disputes and dispute payroll.
Key findings from the report included that a falling claim rate in Minnesota has counteracted increases in benefits per claim, causing total benefits per $100 of payroll to be lower in 2011 than in 1997. Additionally, there were 4.6 claims per 100 full-time equivalent workers in 2011, which was 48% lower than in 1997.
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