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Survey: Who Recieves Workers Compensation Longer, Men or Women?

Cheektowaga, NY Workers CompensationWorkers compensation is a benefit available to all types of employees in the event that they are hurt on the job and disabled. In certain cases, workers compensation may also be claimed if a death occurs while on the job.

Researchers at the University of Quebec and the University of Montreal conducted a survey of 13,073 men and 9,032 women to find out who received workers compensation benefits longer: men or women?

Now before you find out what the Canadian researchers found, what do you think the answer is? Your answer likely depends on what you personally do, not what men or women in general do most often.

The survey took place from 2001 to 2003. All workers compensation claims allowed in the survey were claims for three or more months of wage replacement benefits.

As it happened, on average, males tended to receive workers compensation benefits longer than women. Twelve percent of men and 7% of women were still receiving workers compensation benefits at the end of the follow-up. The men also had higher median workers compensation costs.

If you are unsure about the details of workers compensation, check with your employer, your attorney and your Cheektowaga chiropractor. This way, you'll get information from three different sources and can be more secure in your knowledge and have the power to make an informed decision. Remember that filing a work injury claim for workers compensation can only be done up to two years after the work injury.

If you are suffering from a work-related injury, call Cheektowaga Chiropractor, Dr. William Palmer today to plan your journey back to health!


Source: Lederer, V. and Rivard, M. Compensation benefits in a population-based cohort of men and women on long-term disability after musculoskeletal injuries: costs, course, predictors. Occup Environ Med 2014 Aug 28. Epub ahead of print.
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October 17, 2014
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