Workers' compensation and declines in claim frequency

Pennachio, Frank
January 2009
Proofs;Jan2009, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p63
Trade Publication
The author reflects on workers' compensation and declines in claim frequency. He argues that declining claims frequency has been hailed as a force in controlling costs of Worker's Compensation but that underreporting may distort the factual basis for decision-making. It is stated that there are reasons for underreporting but that these can be addressed through proper training. The author asserts that it is clear that method of reporting is flawed and that trends are not as good as they may seem.


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