W/C Could See 20 Percent Drop in New Injury Claims

New workers' comp claims have recently declined by as much as half.
July 15, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to 20 percent fewer new injury claims within workers’ compensation this year, a survey by Health Strategy Associates found. New workers' comp claims have recently declined by as much as half, and most leaders in the sector think a significant volume of coronavirus claims is unlikely, according to the survey.

The survey found that most leaders in the workers comp industry do not expect to see a significant number of COVID-19 claims. The survey participants also noted that the pandemic has led to explosive growth in telemedicine and that they believe the use of telehealth and telephonic case management will have a positive impact on the workers comp industry.


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