The Workers Compensation Research Institute released a new study: Time from Injury to Medical Treatment: How States Compare July 2018.
The study examined claims resulting in seven days or more of lost time in 18 states.
As we suspect many states are s l o w.
Some are s l o w e r than others.
But California? S L O W E S T
The study ranked California as the slowest from injury to date of treatment following the initial medical exam.
This study – from a neutral source – helped CAAA last Wednesday win approval by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee of our proposed State Auditor General review of delays in the system.
While the debate about the causes of delay will continue, we are going to end the debate about whether or not delay is real.
Legislators won’t have to take our word for it because the evidence will prove that the alphabet soup of MPN UR IMR MTUS has been a recipe for physical and financial harm to working people.