Occupational Disease Claim Study in Washington State’s Workers’ Compensation System

Project Dates

02/03/2012 - 04/09/2013


The Upjohn Institute team examined the frequency and severity of occupational disease claims for state fund and self-insured employers, analyzed the impact of these claims on long-term disability and pension trends, interpreted and compared Washington state’s statutory definition of occupational disease to those of other states and jurisdictions, and compared the statute of limitations for filing occupational disease claims in Washington state and other states and jurisdictions.


A Study of Occupational Disease Claims Within Washington's Workers' Compensation System.
Kevin Hollenbeck, Peter S. Barth, H. Allan Hunt; Kenneth D. Rosenman
Upjohn Institute Technical Report No. 13-028


Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Subject Area

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Workers compensation and disability