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Workers' compensation

Average benefits by type of indemnity benefits, injury-years 1984-2014,
adjusted for average wage growth (2014 wage dollars) [1]

Description

Appendix

A. Average amount per claim with the respective benefit type

Injury
year
TTD/PTD [2]
Total
indemnity [4]
1984 $9,280 $11.236 $17,911 $67,871 $24,043
1985 8,791 10,958 17,386 66,241 24,604
1986 8,932 12,243 15,855 64,307 25,180
1987 8,870 12,264 15,394 63,580 26,162
1988 8,184 11,204 13,647 59,468 24,965
1989 8,532 10,007 13,624 56,787 25,482
1990 9,122 9,735 12,725 53,847 26,601
1991 8,510 8,154 11,965 51,163 24,536
1992 7,460 7,465 10,409 45,810 21,676
1993 6,372 4,814 10,548 38,428 17,497
1994 6,172 4,761 10,463 38,417 16,718
1995 5,837 4,342 10,184 36,880 15,245
1996 5,615 4,326 9,263 35,702 14,728
1997 5,405 4,341 9,043 35,269 14,324
1998 5,402 4,225 8,477 36,392 14,513
1999 5,879 4,250 8,342 38,995 15,279
2000 6,153 4,477 7,866 40,701 16,311
2001 6,627 4,789 8,042 40,620 17,076
2002 6,779 4,316 7,967 43,423 17,803
2003 6,771 4,538 7,993 42,342 17,942
2004 6,347 4,455 7,258 42,931 17,755
2005 6,219 4,357 7,591 42,455 17,465
2006 6,267 4,117 6,764 43,810 17,915
2007 6,243 4,234 6,577 44,676 18,144
2008 6,642 3,940 6,597 45,166 18,655
2009 6,961 4,186 6,196 44,863 19,244
2010 6,654 3,804 6,158 45,262 18,541
2011 6,513 3,924 5,904 44,504 18,571
2012 6,353 3,873 5,445 42,710 17,783
2013 6,679 4,020 5,185 45,013 18,862

B. Average amount per total indemnity claims

Injury
year
Total
indemnity [4]
1984 $8,742 $2,136 $3,178 $7,500 $24,043
1985 8,215 2,282 3,227 8,131 24,604
1986 8,243 2,663 3,199 8,820 25,180
1987 8,124 3,041 3,208 9,322 26,162
1988 7,447 3,037 3,081 9,231 24,965
1989 7,647 2,828 3,264 9,926 25,482
1990 8,049 2,970 3,252 10,222 26,601
1991 7,411 2,622 3,106 9,873 24,536
1992 6,394 2,421 2,708 8,938 21,676
1993 5,450 1,518 2,457 7,056 17,497
1994 5,227 1,475 2,158 6,970 16,718
1995 4,945 1,358 2,102 6,291 15,245
1996 4,737 1,346 1,981 6,248 14,728
1997 4,557 1,342 1,960 6,146 14,324
1998 4,562 1,297 1,884 6,261 14,513
1999 4,995 1,273 1,838 6,793 15,279
2000 5,213 1,345 1,753 7,596 16,311
2001 5,598 1,393 1,829 7,825 17,076
2002 5,752 1,258 1,839 8,489 17,803
2003 5,670 1,315 1,893 8,526 17,942
2004 5,340 1,280 1,724 8,914 17,755
2005 5,235 1,260 1,817 8,709 17,465
2006 5,219 1,195 1,622 9,414 17,915
2007 5,191 1,201 1,574 9,881 18,144
2008 5,497 1,146 1,592 10,436 18,655
2009 5,734 1,235 1,485 10,579 19,244
2010 5,526 1,114 1,390 10,391 18,541
2011 5,391 1,119 1,231 10,872 18,571
2012 5,249 1,094 1,098 10,306 17,783
2013 5,514 1.152 1,004 11,371 18,862

1. Claims 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 claims development) of what the final numbers will be when claims are mature. To standardize the cost of benefits over time, the numbers are adjusted for growth in the statewise 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.

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

4. Because some types of benefits (such as supplementary benefits and death benefits) are not shown separately, total indemnity benefits are greater than the sum of the benefit types shown.

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