Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently released a new Insights brief on autonomous vehicles and workers’ compensation noting that nearly one third of jobs in the United States require some driving1.
In the future, autonomous vehicles may partially or completely automate some of these jobs, which would impact a substantial portion of the workforce and, consequently, the workers compensation (WC) system.
NCCI data shows that driving-related classifications account for approximately 25% of all WC payroll and about 50% of WC premium. Therefore, it is important to consider the implications of autonomous vehicles now, even though the self-driving timeline remains uncertain.
Read the full brief: ‘Braking’ New Ground – Autonomous Vehicles & Workers Compensation
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, “30 percent of civilian jobs require some driving in 2016,” www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/30-percent-of-civilian-jobs-require-some-driving-in-2016.htm (visited May 29, 2019)