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Workers' compensation

Incidence of disputes, injury-years 1984-2004 [1]

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Appendix

Injury
year
Claim petition
dispute rate
Any
dispute [2]
1984 8.5%        
1985 8.9%        
1986 9.7%        
1987 10.3%        
1988 10.7%        
1989 11.6% 7.7% 6.3% 4.7% 17.5%
1990 12.5% 8.2% 7.5% 5.3% 19.1%
1991 12.7% 8.2% 7.0% 5.2% 19.2%
1992 12.3% 8.0% 6.2% 4.5% 18.4%
1993 11.3% 6.9% 5.1% 3.5% 16.5%
1994 11.1% 6.6% 4.6% 3.2% 15.5%
1995 10.8% 6.4% 4.0% 3.3% 15.1%
1996 10.8% 6.7% 3.9% 3.5% 15.3%
1997 10.9% 6.5% 3.7% 3.6% 15.1%
1998 10.8% 6.2% 3.5% 3.8% 14.9%
1999 10.9% 6.1% 4.0% 4.3% 15.2%
2000 11.7% 6.9% 4.4% 4.6% 16.3%
2001 12.3% 6.9% 4.8% 4.8% 17.0%
2002 12.7% 7.6% 5.5% 5.0% 17.4%
2003 13.1% 7.4% 5.3% 4.9% 17.8%
2004 14.6% 7.6% 5.8% 5.0% 18.5%

1. Data is from the Department of Labor and Industry claims database. The 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. Details in Appendix.

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