Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the CA WCIRB’s recent release of its 2017 Geo Study, which uses information from a diverse range of datasets to examine regional differences in workers’ comp claim characteristics across the state of California.
The study includes eleven maps illustrating regional differences, and is controlled for differences in wages and industrial mix. Key findings from this edition included that indemnity claim frequency was highest in the Los Angeles Long Beach region (28% above average) and lowest in the San Francisco Peninsula Silicon Valley region (20% below average). The share of cumulative trauma claims is much higher in Southern California than the rest of the State, with a high of almost 10% in the Los Angeles/Long Beach region compared to a share 4% or less in the Northern Regions. The WCIRB will also be hosting a webinar next week to review the findings.
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