Repeat workers' compensation claims - who is at risk?

Institute for Work & Health
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Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Alex Collie
Chief Research Officer, Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR)

Many of the factors associated with risk of work-related injury and associated disability are well-known. Analysis of workers' compensation data has contributed to knowledge in this area. Such analysis almost exclusively treats each workers' compensation claim as a discrete event. A different approach would be to examine risk of injury within an individual worker over a defined period of time. This study sought to describe factors associated with repeat workers' compensation claims and to compare the work disability arising in workers with single and multiple claims.

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