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A new study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) reports that the average workers’ compensation total cost per claim in Wisconsin grew rapidly for four of the five years of the study, including eight percent in 2005/2006 claims.

The study concluded that the growth was driven primarily by the increase in the medical payments per claim. Medical costs per claim covering more than seven days of lost time grew throughout the study period, with double-digit growth in four of the five years of the study, including 14 percent in 2005/2006.

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