Report Highlights Regional Differences in California Workers’ Comp Claim Costs

The Los Angeles Long Beach region continues to lead the state in workers’ compensation claim frequency (28 percent above average), while Silicon Valley comes at 20 percent below average, according to a new report released by the WCIRB. The numbers reflect controlling for regional differences in wages and industrial mix.

The 2017 Geo Study examines three policy hears of data between Jan 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015. Having three years of data allows for better analysis of year to year changes, said Ward Brooks, vice president of Research.

New data included in this year’s report include, median paid allocated loss adjustment expenses (ALAE) for permanent disability claims, share of indemnity claims open at first report and distributions of permanent disability claims by settlement type.

Key findings of the study:

Visit WCIRB’s website to review the full report.

Source: WCIRB