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Examines post-injury employment, earnings losses, and the adequacy and equity of benefits for New Mexicans with permanent partial disabilities, and compares the results to workers injured in four other states.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Background on Workers' Compensation in New Mexico

  • Chapter Three

    Measuring Earnings Losses and Replacement Rates

  • Chapter Four

    Adequacy of Benefits: Results on Earnings Losses and Replacement Rates in New Mexico

  • Chapter Five

    Equity of Benefits: Differences in Replacement Rates Across Groups of Workers

  • Chapter Six

    Comparing New Mexico PPD Outcomes with PPD Outcomes in Other States

  • Chapter Seven

    Return to Work for Lost-Time Claims in New Mexico and Comparison States

  • Chapter Eight

    Conclusions

  • Appendix

    Data Used in This Study

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