1 out of every 9 California Workers’ Comp cases in 2020 is related to COVID-19. The California workers’ compensation COVID-19 claim count grew in August, although at a much slower rate than in July, new data showed that as of Sept. 21, the state had recorded 5,130 COVID-19 claims with August injury dates, according to data compiled by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute.
The total claims for the year are 41,861 or 11.2% of all California job injury claims reported for accident year 2020. Those claims included 224 death claims, up from 160 reported as of Aug. 10.
HealthCare workers continue to account for the largest share of California’s COVID-19 claims, filing 38.1% of the claims recorded for the first 8 months of this year, followed by public safety/government workers who accounted for 15.8%. Rounding out the top five industries based on COVID-19 claim volume were retail trade (7.6%), manufacturing (7.6%), and transportation (5.0%). In addition, the percentage of denied COVID-19 claims declined to 28.6% from CWCI’s May report of 35.5%.
If you are in this industry and have been affected by Covid-19, you can call today at 888-740-6434 or email Intakes@pacificworkers.com.
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