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Statistical table

Organization| Members | Function | Procedure |Caseload

Fiscal Year Ending June 30 Petitions for Reconsideration Total Case Filings
1963 3,482 49,704
1964 2,767 45,004
1965 3,974 49,704
1966 (1) 4,025 50,784
1967 4,045 55,611
1968 4,056 54,711
1969 3,849 56,180
1970 3,652 61,741
1971 3,711 63,711
1972 3,645 65,803
1973 3,358 69,657
1974 3,480 79,881
1975 (2) 3,157 87,245
1976 3,499 94,555
1977 3,802 104,068
1978 3,774 118,106
1979 3,935 114,426
1980 4,012 119,221
1981 3,959 123,382
1982 4,353 119,637
1983 4,365 137,947
1984 4,226 153,460
1985 3,758 175,235
1986 3,674 186,150
1987 3,766 (3) 185,292
1988 3,780 172,884
1989 3,869 216,396
1990 4,132 172,598
1991 4,223 134,858 (4)
1992 5,093 230,540 (5)
1993 5,017 249,857 (6)
1994 5,275 220,552 (7)
1995 5,235 258,822 (8)
1996 5,844 231,534 (9)
1997 5,974 202,930 (10)
1998 5,501 191,987 (11)
1999 4,253 188,251 (12)
2000 4,282 193,509 (13)
2001 3,899 197,395 (14)
2002 3,559 193,617 (15)
2003 3,522 213,936 (16)
2004 3,459 207,073 (17)
2005 3,725 176,373 (18)
2006 3,819 143,985 (19)
2007 4,691 141,266 (20)
2008 4,179 136,626 (21)
2009 2,515 118,528 (22)
2010 2,057 144,574 (23)
  1. Reorganization which created WCAB became effective January 15, 1966
  2. Method of counting petitions was changed so that consolidated cases were only counted as one rather than as several as had been done in the past.
  3. Petitions for reconsideration counted by petitioner and by number of cases in which petitions are filed.
  4. Includes pre-1990 and post-1991 applications as well as pre-application filings (Margolin-Bill Greene Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 1990).
    Breakdown is as follows: Pre-application filings - 20,292, Applications - 74,777, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 26,072, Stipulations With Request for Award (original filing) - 14,938.
  5. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 87,980, Stipulations (original filing) - 21,898, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 47,662, Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 73,900.
  6. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 95,820, Stipulations (original filing) - 21,309, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 65,026, Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 67,702.
  7. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 90,554, Stipulations (original filing) - 21,867, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 62,230, Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 45,901.
  8. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 158,804, Stipulations (original filing) - 31,362, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 52,855, Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 15,801.
  9. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 155,173, Stipulations (original filing) - 32,626, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 38,689, Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 5,046.
  10. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 146,949, Stipulations (original filing) - 27,495, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 26,973 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 1,493.
  11. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 146,032, Stipulations (original filing) - 24,117, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 21,087 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 751.
  12. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 147,045, Stipulations (original filing) - 23,046, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 17,995 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 165.
  13. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 155,842, Stipulations (original filing) - 21,877, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 15,727 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 63.
  14. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 160,749, Stipulations (original filing) - 21,574, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 15,046 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 26.
  15. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 157,091, Stipulations (original filing) - 21,403, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 15,095 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 28.
  16. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 176,570, Stipulations (original filing) - 23,283, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 14,078 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 5.
  17. 1 Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications - 169,513, Stipulations (original filing) - 23,804, Compromise and Release (original filing) - 13,747 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 9.
  18. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications – 137,748, Stipulations (original filing) – 24,232, Compromise and Release (original filing) – 14,393 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 0.
  19. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications – 109,255, Stipulations (original filing) – 21,717, Compromise and Release (original filing) – 13,039 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 4.
  20. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications – 105,090, Stipulations (original filing) – 22,457, Compromise and Release (original filing) – 13,717 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 2.
  21. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings. Breakdown is as follows: Applications 99,868, Stipulations (original filing) 22,935, Compromise and Release (original filing) 13,733 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) - 0.
  22. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings.  Breakdown is as follows:  Applications – 77,995, Stipulations (original filing) – 18,874, Compromise and Release (original filing) – 11,415 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) – 10,244.
  23. Includes applications as well as pre-application filings.  Breakdown is as follows:  Applications – 101,191, Stipulations (original filing) – 23,373, Compromise and Release (original filing) – 11,779 Pre-Application filings (liens, etc.) – 8,231.

March 2011