Upcoming WCRI Teleconference
The upcoming WCRI teleconference on predicting WC outcomes.WCRI (Workers Compensation Research Institute) has scheduled a one-hour webinar on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT, 12 p.m. MT, and 11 a.m. PT) to discuss this new research. The cost of the seminar is only $79 for non-members.
This is a rare opportunity to see statistics from the “other side of the table.” as the data was compiled directly from the injured workers. I will be listening on this one as we have many clients in the states WCRI will be covering on the 16th.
Some of the areas that WCRI will cover are:
- Why was trust one of the more important predictors of worker outcomes?
- What role did comorbid medical conditions have on an injured workers ability to return to work?
- How do things like severity and type of injury as well as other characteristics (age, sex, education, language, marital status and job history) impact worker outcomes?
- Do labor market conditions, such as local urbanization and the unemployment rate, have an impact?
WCRI is the only research provider of Workers Comp that actually performs studies by directly contacting the injured employees. The studies are based on telephone interviews with 3,200 injured workers across eight states:
- North Carolina
The studies interviewed workers who suffered a work place injury in 2010 and spent at least 7 days away from work. The surveys were conducted during February through June 2013—on average, about three years after these workers sustained their injuries.
I attended WCRI’s March 2013 annual conference where the speakers covered the same subject. The presentation was very interesting. For more information or to register go to the teleconference page.
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