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Workers' compensation

Average weekly wage-replacement benefits, adjusted for wage growth
(2004 wage levels), injury-years 1984-2004 [1]

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Appendix

Injury
year
TTD/PTD [2]
1984 $630.60 $411.63
1985 624.41 397.15
1986 603.70 393.54
1987 596.12 375.44
1988 572.04 358.12
1989 583.63 352.39
1990 576.20 336.29
1991 568.12 304.19
1992 552.71 282.32
1993 525.01 245.14
1994 538.51 240.25
1995 545.60 244.95
1996 553.37 248.12
1997 546.74 256.27
1998 537.25 238.52
1999 542.40 255.12
2000 531.30 245.86
2001 547.93 262.02
2002 550.42 248.02
2003 523.96 242.10
2004 510.77 231.12

1. Data is from the Department of Labor and Industry claims database. Claims numbers are "developed," meaning they are estimates (based on observed historical rates of claim development) of what the final numbers will be when claims are mature. To standardize the cost of benefits over time, the numbers in this figure are adjusted for growth in the statewide average weekly wage (SAWW), from unemployment insurance data. The number for each year is adjusted to 2004, by multiplying it by the ratio of the 2004 SAWW to the SAWW for that year, using the SAWW reflecting wages-paid during the respective year. Details in Appendix.

2. TTD and PTD benefits are not distinguished in the DLI database.

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