Oakland, CA – The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has released a new report, Medical Characteristics of Cumulative Trauma Claims.
Highlights of the report include:
- Indemnity claims are the key driver of cumulative trauma (CT) claim costs.
- CT indemnity claims have a higher payment share for medical-legal and medical liens services than non-CT claims, mostly driven by significantly higher levels of utilization.
- CT claims are more likely to involve soft tissue injuries and mental/psychiatric conditions.
- Post-termination CT claims filed following large layoffs tend to concentrate in the manufacturing and service sectors and in the Los Angeles region.
The full report is available in the Research section of the WCIRB website and here: CA WCIRB: Medical Characteristics of Cumulative Trauma Claims (PDF)
The WCIRB will also host a free webinar to discuss the report on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM PT.
In the California workers’ compensation system, CT claims have always been a key cost driver. In the webinar, WCIRB presenters will summarize the medical characteristics and typical medical diagnoses of CT claims as well as discuss characteristics of post-termination CT claims.
A recording will also be posted in the Research section of the WCIRB website following the event.
Source: CA WCIRB