Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new analysis from CWCI that found only 1 in 14 COVID-19 cases involving working-age Californians from May-Sep 2020 has been claimed as a job injury, while only 1 in 25 COVID-19 deaths among working age individuals has been claimed to be work-related.
The analysis also examined the number of non-occupational and workers’ comp COVID-19 death claims based on the actual number of death claims involving working age individuals with May through September injury dates. More than 17,000 Californians have died from COVID-19 this year, about three quarters of them were over the age of 65, which is beyond the “working-age” parameter used in the analysis. CWCI noted that while claims may increase as the state reopens, at this point the vast majority of COVID-19 cases haven’t resulted in workers’ comp claims.
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