Release of Two Audits - LAPD and LAFD Workers’ Compensation Prevention Programs

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12

Los Angeles - Over the course of the past four years, the City of Los Angeles paid out more than $800 million in workers’ compensation benefit payments and medical costs, and nearly 29,000 claims were filed by City employees. More than 60% of these claims were made by our sworn Police and Fire Department personnel. Most notably, a staggering 66% of all firefighters, and 60% of all police officers, filed at least one workers’ compensation claim against the City over the course of just the last three years. Some 44% of LAFD claimants and 42% of LAPD claimants filed two or more claims during the same period.