The study helps inform policymakers and stakeholders about whether worker attorney involvement in their state is lower, near the middle, or higher relative to other states. It also helps facilitate discussions about why workers’ compensation systems vary in attorney involvement.
The 18 states included in this study are Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. These states were selected because they are geographically diverse, represent a range of system features, and represent the range of states that are higher, near the middle, and lower on costs per claim.
WCRI FlashReport – Worker Attorney Involvement: A New Measure. Rebecca (Rui) Yang, Karen Rothkin, and Roman Dolinschi. May 2017. FR-17-01.
The study addresses the following questions:
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