Excerpted from Business Insurance |  January 15, 2012

A recent upturn in the frequency of workers compensation claims may be driven by factors typically seen as the economy moves into recovery from a recession, observers say.

Charles F. Martin, the Norwalk, Conn.-based national claims consulting practice leader at Marsh Risk Consulting, a unit of Marsh Inc., agreed that comp claim frequency is up, as is severity.

As the economy continues to improve, Mr. Martin said he believes claim frequency and severity will continue to increase.

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