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CWCI: Claim Volume High, Costs Low in Northern Counties

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 1394 | 2

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute said claim volume is disproportionately high in nine northern counties, but average claim costs are lower than in the rest of the state. CWCI said in its latest Regional Score Card that Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties account for 1.1% of the state’s workforce but generate 3.3% of workers’ compensation claims. However, the claims accounted for just 2.2% of total paid losses. Agricultural workers, including those in ranching, forestry, fishing and hunting, filed nearl...

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Tom Martin Mar 15, 2017 07:52 AM

Obviously, the next reform assault on California's injured workers needs to include total and complete elimination of "foreign bodies, punctures, lacerations and fractures" to reduce costs and protect corporate profits! (Sarcasm, folks)

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Robert Duran Mar 15, 2017 02:14 PM

Or better yet have some environmental group cause a ruckus and force the tree killers out of business thus eliminating all claims for injuries....... SARCASISM!

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