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Silicosis: Workers' Compensation claim status—Michigan and New Jersey, 1993–2011

Workers' Compensation ClaimMichiganNew JerseyTotal
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Filed a claim1 177   26.6   34   14.3 211   23.4
Awarded 116   17.4   21     8.9 137   15.2
Pending   36     5.4    8     3.4   44     4.9
Denied   20     3.0    3     1.3   23     2.5
Don't know/refused    5     0.8    2     0.8    7     0.8
Did not file a claim 366   55.0 119   50.2 485   53.7
Don't know/refused 123   18.5   84   35.4 207   22.9
TOTAL 666 100.0 237 100.0 903 100.0

1 Workers' Compensation claim status identified through interview, Workers' Compensation record, or medical record.

Note:

Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

See Appendix for more information.

Source:

Sentinel surveillance data as of January 2015, reported by K Rosenman, MJ Reilly, and M Yoder (Michigan); M Lumia and K Worthington (New Jersey).

Citation:

NIOSH 2015. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2015-848 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <https://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/848> February 21, 2018.

Reference Number: 2015-848

Date Posted: July 2015

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