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Workers' compensation

Paid workers' compensation claims per 100 full-time-equivalent workers,
injury-years 1984-2004 [1]

Description

Appendix

A. All paid claims

Injury
year
Indemnity
claims
Medical-only
claims
Total
claims
1984 2.90 7.5 10.4
1985 2.75 7.2 10.0
1986 2.61 7.0 9.6
1987 2.63 6.9 9.6
1988 2.73 7.1 9.9
1989 2.67 7.1 9.8
1990 2.62 7.0 9.6
1991 2.58 6.8 9.4
1992 2.36 6.7 9.1
1993 2.19 6.8 9.0
1994 2.09 7.1 9.1
1995 1.85 7.0 8.9
1996 1.79 7.0 8.8
1997 1.73 7.0 8.7
1998 1.64 6.7 8.4
1999 1.67 6.5 8.2
2000 1.65 6.3 8.0
2001 1.51 5.8 7.3
2002 1.43 5.3 6.7
2003 1.34 4.9 6.2
2004 1.30 4.8 6.1

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. Full-time-equivalent workers' compensation covered employment is estimated from unemployment insurance data and other sources. Details in Appendix.

B. Indemnity claims per 1,000 full-time-equivalent workers [2]

Injury
year
TTD/PTD [3]
TPD
PPD
Stipulated [4]
Total
indemnity [5]
1984 26.9 5.4 5.1 3.1 29.0
1985 25.3 5.6 5.0 3.3 27.5
1986 23.8 5.6 5.2 3.5 26.1
1987 23.9 6.5 5.4 3.8 26.3
1988 24.6 7.3 6.1 4.2 27.3
1989 23.8 7.5 6.3 4.6 26.7
1990 23.0 8.0 6.7 4.9 26.2
1991 22.3 8.2 6.6 4.9 25.8
1992 20.1 7.6 6.1 4.6 23.6
1993 18.6 6.9 5.1 4.0 21.9
1994 17.5 6.4 4.3 3.7 20.9
1995 15.6 5.7 3.8 3.1 18.5
1996 15.1 5.5 3.8 3.1 17.9
1997 14.6 5.3 3.7 2.9 17.3
1998 13.8 5.0 3.6 2.7 16.4
1999 14.1 5.0 3.7 2.7 16.7
2000 14.0 4.9 3.7 2.9 16.5
2001 12.8 4.4 3.4 2.9 15.1
2002 12.1 4.1 3.3 2.8 14.3
2003 11.2 3.9 3.2 2.7 13.4
2004 10.9 3.7 3.3 2.9 13.0

2. 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. Full-time-equivalent workers' compensation covered employment is estimated from unemployment insurance data and other sources. 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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