Workers' Compensation Payments by State: 1980 to 2004

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 543):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 67 rows and 30 columns.

In millions of dollars (13,618 represents $13,618,000,000). Calendar-year data. Payments represent compensation and medical benefits and include insurance losses paid by private insurance carriers (compiled from state workers’ compensation agencies and A.M. Best Company); disbursements of state funds (compiled from the A.M. Best Company and state workers’ compensation agencies); and self-insurance payments (compiled from state workers’ compensation agencies and authors’ estimates)


  1. Federal benefits include: those paid under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act
    for civilian employees; the portion of the Black Lung benefit program that is financed by employers;
    and a portion of benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act that are not
    reflected in state data, namely, benefits paid by self-insured employers and by special funds under the LHWCA.
    See Appendix H of source for more information about federal programs.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.