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Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 2085 | 2 | 175 min read

California employers will pay more in assessments for subsequent injury claims next year than they have in each of the three years combined, and the reason why isn’t exactly clear. Applicant’s attorneys say they haven’t seen notable increases in claims against the fund, which was created to encourage employers to hire workers with pre-existing disabilities by picking up part of the costs of any subsequent claims. Defense attorneys don’t work much on subsequent injury claims because their clients have no direct liability for that portion of a claim. A Departm...

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