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Sep 16, 2014

WASHINGTON: We’re #1 – but we aren’t talking about the Seahawks

Workers’ Comp 

In a recent study on workers’ comp costs, Washington once again tops the nation in the highest benefits paid per worker.

In a recent study on workers’ comp costs, Washington once again tops the nation in the highest benefits paid per worker. Recently released data shows Washington pays an average of $840.16 per covered worker, followed by Alaska at $797.65 and California at $783.94. When it comes to increases in employer costs, Washington ranks 11th in the country for highest increases. Given the growing costs in Washington, it’s important to manage your own costs by creating procedures for preventing injuries and reducing claim-related losses. If you need assistance in establishing your safety or claims programs, don’t hesitate to call Trish Leimbach at 800-733-8620 or email her at trishl@vigilant.org.

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