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Soft-Tissue Claims to Triple and Comp Will Face Major Revamp by 2030, Economist Says

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 829 | 0 | 155 min read

In the next decade or so, the number of soft-tissue claims will triple as workers and health care providers classify more injuries as work-related. At the same time, workers' compensation systems will begin to face existential pressure as a new generation of Americans grapples with government debt, demands new efficiencies and pushes for universal health care and guaranteed income. Those are some of the predictions from economist Rick Victor, founder of the Workers Compensation Research Institute. He spoke Monday at the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Educational C...

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