Comparing Severity of Impairment for Different Permanent Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries

The labor market impact of upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries that result in permanent disability was estimated using data from the State of California. Administrative data on disability evaluations and resulting ratings was matched to data on the earnings of over 7000 injured workers. Using these data, labor market experience pre- and postinjury was… CONTINUE READING