This study estimates the rate at which workers suffering from occupational illnesses file for workers'compensation lost wage benefits and identifies some of the factors that affect the probability that a worker with an occupational illness will file.
A database of reports of known or suspected cases of occupational illness is matched with workers'compensation claims data.
Overall, between 9% and 45% of reported workers file for benefits.
Data limitations prevent a more precise estimate of this rate, but a large proportion of workers with occupational illnesses clearly does not utilize the worker's compensation system.
Logit analysis ofa choice-based sample shows that women and employees of small firms are more likely than others to file for workers'compensation and that filing rates vary considerably across industries and diagnostic categories.
Acute conditions related to the current job are no more likely to lead to claims than chronic conditions with long latency periods between exposure and development of disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Travailleur, Milieu professionnel, Indemnité dédommagement, Maladie professionnelle, Fréquence, Homme, Accident travail, Epidémiologie, Michigan, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Poste travail, Activité professionnelle, Bénéficiaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Worker, Occupational environment, Indemnity, Occupational disease, Frequency, Human, Occupational accident, Epidemiology, Michigan, United States, North America, America, Workplace layout, Professional activity
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0256623
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 11/09/1998.