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Up to 18% of Injured Workers Not Returning to Work

According to the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, between 11 percent and 18 percent of injured workers in 15 states do not return to work within a year of their accident, a range that is in line with previous studies...
June 28, 2017

According to the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, between 11 percent and 18 percent of injured workers in 15 states do not return to work within a year of their accident, a range that is in line with previous studies. The study of six new states — Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin — found that recovery of physical health and functioning for injured workers was similar across the 15 states researched over the last few years. The outcomes examined include recovery of physical health and functioning, return to work, earnings recovery, access to medical care, and satisfaction with medical care.

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