About

Our Mission

To be a catalyst for significant improvements in workers' compensation systems, providing the public with objective, credible, high-quality research on important public policy issues.

 

The Institute:

Founded in 1983, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization which strives to help those interested in making improvements to the workers' compensation system by providing highly-regarded, objective data and analysis. 

The Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures.

The Institute's work includes:

  • Original research studies of major issues confronting workers' compensation systems (for example, outcomes for injured workers).
  • Studies of individual state systems where policymakers have shown an interest in change and where there is an unmet need for objective information.
  • Studies of states that have undergone major legislative changes to measure the impact of those reforms and draw possible lessons for other states.
  • Presentations on research findings to legislators, workers' compensation administrators, industry groups, and other stakeholders.

With WCRI’s research, policymakers and other system stakeholders – employers, insurers, and labor unions – can monitor state systems on a regular basis and identify incremental changes to improve system performance. This results in a more enduring, efficient, and equitable system that better serves the needs of workers and employers.

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