Proportion of Workers Who Were Work-Injured and Payment by Workers' Compensation Systems -- 10 States, 2007

Bonauto, D. K.; Largo, T. W.; Rosenman, K. D.; Green, M. K.; Walters, J. K.; Materna, B. L.; Flattery, J.; Louis, T. St.; Yu, L.; Fang, S.; Davis, L. K.; Valiante, D. J.; Hellsten, J. J.; Prosperie, S. L.; Cummings, K. R.
July 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/30/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 29, p897
The article discusses a study on the proportion of work-injured workers and the payment by the Worker's Compensation Systems in 10 U.S. states in 2007. The 10 states attached a module to their 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey to compute the estimates of the proportion. The results indicated that the proportion is within the range of 4.0-6.9 work-injured persons per 100 persons employed in the past 12 months. It is noted that the study can be used for surveys on occupation injury using the population-based survey.


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