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Workers' compensation

Number of workers' compensation claims paid, injury-years 1984-2014 [1]

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Appendix

A. Number of paid claims (1,000s)

Injury
year
Indemnity
claims
Medical-only
claims
Total
claims
1984 40.2 103.3 143.4
1985 39.1 102.8 141.8
1986 37.6 101.1 138.7
1987 39.2 103.4 142.6
1988 42.0 109.9 151.9
1989 42.5 113.2 155.7
1990 42.6 113.3 155.9
1991 42.0 111.2 153.3
1992 39.5 112.9 152.3
1993 37.7 117.0 154.7
1994 37.1 125.6 162.7
1995 34.1 129.4 163.4
1996 33.9 131.7 165.7
1997 33.7 135.4 169.1
1998 32.9 135.2 168.2
1999 34.3 134.0 168.3
2000 34.9 133.4 168.3
2001 31.9 122.4 154.3
2002 29.6 109.2 138.9
2003 27.6 100.8 128.4
2004 26.8 98.1 124.9
2005 26.8 98.0 124.8
2006 25.8 95.8 121.6
2007 24.9 92.9 117.8
2008 24.1 87.5 111.7
2009 21.2 73.0 94.3
2010 21.8 73.8 95.6
2011 21.4 72.9 94.2
2012 21.6 73.2 94.9
2013 22.3 72.6 94.9
2014 22.2 74.1 96.3

1. Indemnity claims figures are from the Department of Labor and Industry claims database. These 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. Medical-only and total claims are estimated by applying a ratio from insurance data to the indemnity claims figure. Details in Appendix.

B. Benefit percentages of claims [2]

Injury
year
TTD/PTD [3]
TPD
PPD
Stipulated [4]
1984 94.2% 19.0% 17.7% 11.1%
1985 93.4% 20.8% 18.6% 12.3%
1986 92.3% 21.8% 20.2% 13.7%
1987 91.6% 24.8% 20.8% 14.7%
1988 91.0% 27.1% 22.6% 15.5%
1989 89.6% 28.3% 24.0% 17.5%
1990 88.2% 30.5% 25.6% 19.0%
1991 87.1% 32.2% 26.0% 19.3%
1992 85.7% 32.4% 26.0% 19.5%
1993 85.5% 31.5% 23.3% 18.4%
1994 84.7% 31.0% 20.6% 18.1%
1995 84.7% 31.3% 20.6% 17.1%
1996 84.4% 31.1% 21.4% 17.5%
1997 84.3% 30.9% 21.7% 17.4%
1998 84.4% 30.6% 22.2% 17.2%
1999 85.0% 29.9% 22.0% 17.4%
2000 84.7% 30.0% 22.3% 18.7%
2001 84.5% 29.1% 22.7% 19.3%
2002 84.8% 29.1% 23.1% 19.5%
2003 83.7% 29.0% 23.7% 20.1%
2004 84.1% 28.7% 23.8% 20.8%
2005 84.2% 28.9% 23.9% 20.5%
2006 83.3% 29.0% 24.0% 21.5%
2007 83.1% 28.4% 23.9% 22.1%
2008 82.8% 29.1% 24.1% 23.1%
2009 82.4% 29.5% 24.0% 23.6%
2010 83.1% 29.3% 22.6% 23.0%
2011 82.8% 28.5% 20.9% 24.4%
2012 82.6% 28.2% 20.2% 24.1%
2013 82.5% 28.6% 19.4% 25.3%
2014 82.7% 27.5%    

2. Claims data is from the Department of Labor and Industry claims database. Claims percentages are "developed," meaning they are estimates (based on observed historical rates of claims development) of what the final percentages will be when claims are mature. Details in Appendix.

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

4. Stipulated benefits include both their indemnity and medical components, because the DLI database does not distinguish between them.

5. An indemnity claim may have more than one type of benefit paid. Therefore, the sum of the figures for the different benefit types is greater than the total (or 100 percent).

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