Recent Trends in Workers' Compensation

by Ishita Sengupta and Virginia Reno
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 1, 2007
Table equivalent for Chart 1. Types of disabilities as a share of workers' compensation cases with cash benefits and of benefit payments incurred, 2001 (in percent)
Type of disability Cases Benefits a
Temporary disability 65 21
Permanent partial disability 34 67
Permanent total disability and fatalities 1 12
SOURCE: National Council on Compensation Insurance, Annual Statistical Bulletin (Boca Raton, FL: NCCI, 2004), Exhibits X and XII.
NOTE: The data include only privately insured employers in 39 states. Medical-only cases are excluded.
a. Benefits are incurred losses.