Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features NCCI’s release of a new Insights brief on Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) in workers’ comp that examines the costs and medical services associated with TBI claims.
NCCI noted that based on their lasting effects, severe TBI injuries have the potential to become disabling and very costly early on and over time – for instance, their esearch on mega claims has found that brain and head injuries, such as TBIs, account for a significant portion of mega claims – 17% of those between $3 million and $5 million, and 30% of mega claims in excess of $10 million. Lost-time TBI claims also accounted for almost 5% of reported medical payments on all countrywide lost-time claims, even though they represent only 2.5% of those claims.
Find out more (including a link to the full brief!) by clicking here!