Saturday, July 12, 2008

Recent National Hot Topics in Workers Comp

I am posting a link to a website maintained by insurance interests. The information there makes us aware of the status of workers compensation in the nation. As expected claims are down over the last ten years as of 2006. That is the last year they provided data. It is interesting to see what is happening in other states. Of course insurers complain about rising medical costs and the efforts in some states to increase benefits but that has always been the case. I am beginning to wonder if this downturn in claims is the result of industry fleeing the country for production in foreign countries. As American laboring jobs are lost there are less claims too. The workplace is safer if the higher paying job is gone and now you are a greeter or in customer service. The news and comments at this site provide a broader perspective on injuries in America and what some states are doing. Click here to visit the site.

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