WCIRB Report Focuses on Medical Characteristics of Cumulative Trauma Claims


Oakland,CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has released a new report, Medical Characteristics of Cumulative Trauma Claims.

The full report is available in the Research section of the WCIRB website and at the following link:

Highlights of the report include:

  • Indemnity claims are the key driver of cumulative trauma (CT) claim costs.
  • CT indemnity claims have a higher payment share for medical-legal and medical liens services than non-CT claims, mostly driven by significantly higher levels of utilization.
  • CT claims are more likely to involve soft tissue injuries and mental/psychiatric conditions.
  • Post-termination CT claims filed following large layoffs tend to concentrate in the manufacturing and service sectors and in the Los Angeles region.

WCIRB Research Forum Webinar

The WCIRB will host a free webinar to discuss the Medical Characteristics of Cumulative Trauma Claims report. Click on the registration link below to sign up.

Medical Characteristics of Cumulative Trauma Claims
Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 AM PT
In the California workers’ compensation system, CT claims have always been a key cost driver. In this webinar, WCIRB presenters will summarize the medical characteristics and typical medical diagnoses of CT claims as well as discuss characteristics of post-termination CT claims.
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A recording will also be posted in the Research section of the WCIRB website following the event.

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