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Injury characteristics of indemnity claimants, injury-years 2003-2011

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A. Distribution of indemnity claimants by nature of injury


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Injury
year
Burns
Surface
wounds
and
bruises
Open
wounds
and
amputations
Disloc.
Fractures
Sprains
and
strains
2003 1.3% 5.0% 6.2% 1.1% 6.4% 39.9%
2004 1.3% 4.8% 6.2% 1.0% 6.1% 40.6%
2005 1.5% 5.3% 6.0% 1.1% 6.6% 38.1%
2006 1.5% 5.3% 6.3% 1.1% 6.5% 37.6%
2007 1.4% 5.5% 6.1% 1.2% 6.3% 39.1%
2008 1.3% 6.1% 5.9% 1.2% 7.2% 40.4%
2009 1.2% 6.8% 5.5% 1.2% 6.6% 42.9%
2010 1.3% 6.8% 5.4% 1.2% 6.7% 41.9%
2011 1.5% 7.0% 6.4% 1.1% 7.5% 41.7%


Injury
year
Cumulative
disorders
Hernias
Pain
Mult.
injuries
Diseases
Other
injuries
and
disorders
Unknown
2003 3.9% 2.0% 9.7% 3.5% 2.9% 14.2% 3.8%
2004 3.9% 2.1% 10.2% 3.3% 2.5% 13.5% 4.5%
2005 3.4% 2.1% 15.1% 3.0% 2.7% 10.1% 5.1%
2006 3.3% 2.0% 16.2% 2.9% 2.7% 10.3% 4.3%
2007 3.1% 1.7% 16.3% 2.8% 3.0% 10.0% 3.4%
2008 2.8% 1.7% 14.8% 2.7% 2.4% 10.0% 3.5%
2009 2.6% 1.7% 14.5% 2.6% 1.9% 9.5% 3.1%
2010 2.6% 1.6% 16.4% 3.0% 1.4% 9.0% 2.7%
2011 1.8% 1.6% 14.8% 3.4% 1.4% 9.1% 2.5%

 

B. Distribution of indemnity claimants by part of body injured


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Injury
year
Head/neck
Trunk/body
system
Upper
extremities
Lower
extremities
Back/spine
Multiple
parts
Other, unknown
2003 4.1% 15.0% 23.7% 19.7% 23.6% 11.7% 2.2%
2004 4.1% 15.5% 23.4% 19.3% 23.4% 11.9% 2.5%
2005 4.7% 15.3% 22.3% 20.5% 22.8% 12.2% 2.2%
2006 4.5% 15.5% 23.3% 20.1% 22.5% 11.6% 2.5%
2007

4.5%

15.3% 22.7% 20.0% 22.2% 12.5% 2.8%
2008 4.6% 15.9% 22.3% 20.3% 21.6% 12.5% 2.8%
2009 4.5% 16.5% 21.9% 20.3% 22.5% 12.4% 1.8%
2010 4.6% 16.1% 21.5% 20.5% 22.8% 13.0% 1.6%
2011 5.5% 14.7% 21.8% 21.3% 22.7% 12.2% 1.8%

 

C. Distribution of indemnity claimants by event or exposure


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Injury
year
Contact
Falls
Bodily
reaction,
exertion
Exposure
Transport.
accidents
Fires and
explosions
Assaults
Other,
unknown
2003 16.3% 16.0% 50.3% 2.4% 3.5% 0.2% 1.6% 9.7%
2004 15.9% 15.6% 53.0% 2.2% 3.5% 0.2% 1.8% 7.9%
2005 16.4% 17.0% 50.5% 2.4% 3.6% 0.2% 1.6% 8.3%
2006 16.3% 15.8% 51.0% 2.9% 3.5% 0.1% 1.8% 8.6%
2007 15.2% 17.5% 50.1% 2.6% 3.7% 0.2% 1.7% 9.2%
2008 14.7% 18.9% 49.0% 2.6% 3.6% 0.2% 1.8% 9.2%
2009 14.0% 19.0% 51.0% 2.2% 3.2% 0.2% 2.2% 8.2%
2010 13.9% 19.5% 51.4% 2.2% 3.3% 0.3% 2.3% 7.1%
2011 16.6% 19.5% 48.7% 2.4% 3.8% 0.3% 2.5% 6.2%

 

D. Distribution of indemnity claimants by source of injury


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Injury year
Chemicals
Containers
Furniture,
fixtures
Machinery
Parts and
materials
2003 0.7% 11.0% 3.0% 5.6% 8.4%
2004 0.6% 10.9% 3.3% 5.6% 8.9%
2005 0.7% 11.2% 3.4% 5.1% 9.7%
2006 0.8% 11.5% 3.2% 5.4% 9.9%
2007 0.8% 10.6% 3.3% 5.0% 9.4%
2008 0.8% 10.3% 2.9% 4.5% 8.8%
2009 0.5% 11.3% 3.0% 4.3% 8.4%
2010 0.7% 10.9% 3.1% 4.4% 8.2%
2011 0.5% 11.0% 3.1% 5.2% 8.4%


Injury year
Injured
worker
Structures,
surfaces
Tools,
equipment
Vehicles
Other
person
Other,
unknown
2003 20.8% 17.5% 6.2% 7.2% 6.4% 13.1%
2004 21.7% 16.8% 6.3% 7.3% 7.1% 11.6%
2005 19.1% 17.5% 6.9% 7.6% 6.5% 12.3%
2006 19.2% 16.1% 7.1% 7.2% 6.8% 12.8%
2007 19.4% 17.1% 6.9% 7.6% 6.9% 13.0%
2008 19.3% 18.5% 7.0% 7.7% 7.0% 13.2%
2009 20.1% 18.7% 6.7% 6.9% 8.3% 11.7%
2010 20.6% 19.2% 6.6% 7.3% 8.7% 10.4%
2011 19.0% 19.2% 6.7% 7.9% 8.8% 10.4%

 

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