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CWCI Data Quantifies Attorney Involvement in California Workers’ Comp

New data from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute reveals a high level of attorney involvement in California’s “no-fault” workers’ compensation system and finds that between 2000 and 2008, attorneys were involved in nearly 44 percent of all lost-time claims and...

CWCI Scorecard Examines California Workers’ Comp “Other Injury, Poisoning & Toxic Effect” Claims

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) “Injury Scorecard” on job injury claims identified as “other injuries, poisonings and toxic effects” finds that these claims often involve non-specific or ill-defined diagnoses; are more likely than other claims to...

CWCI Analysis Measures Attorney Involvement in California Workers’ Comp

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) analysis of closed and resolved work injury claims from accident years 2005 through 2010 finds that statewide, attorneys were involved in 11.6 percent of all claims (including medical-only cases), 38 percent of lost-time claims and 80 percent...