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.
Workers who file claims for permanent partial disabilities from job-related accidents at private self-insured firms in California recover less than half of their injury-related wage losses during the first five years after injury.
This is the executive summary of a comprehensive report that evaluates the workers' compensation system by examining its efficiency and the adequacy and equity of its benefits, and suggests system reforms.
Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in German, Monterey Institute of International Studies; M.A. in international policy, Monterey Institute of International Studies