Worker's Compensation Data Analysis

Sponsor: Personnel Department, Controller's Office

University: USC

Status: Complete


The City of LA has teamed up with USC to identify patterns of behavior and practices from worker's comensation claimants and providers which result in increased or inflated cost to the program. With this data we are better able to apply factors derived from the data to day-to-day claims review procedures. 


The City has found that Police, Fire, Airport, and PW-Sanitation are high cost departments and as such have looked into ways to promote regular check ups to prevent diseases and conditions as well as invest in ways to effectively mitigate stress for workers.