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Study: Workers' Comp Claims Jumped 34% in 2020

Friday, June 11, 2021 | 0

Despite the economic fallout during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Department of Insurance says workers’ compensation claims rose 34% last year, according to a recently released study. “Although COVID-19 caused a brief shutdown for some jobs and moved others to remote work, the total number of workers’ compensation claims reported to DWC in 2020 was about 34% higher than in 2019,” the study states.  The rise in COVID-related occupational disease claims has “temporarily interrupted” a two-decade trend in Texas, where fewer comp claims were reported e...

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