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Workers' compensation

Number of workers' compensation claims paid, injury-years 1984-2015 [1]

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Appendix

Number of paid claims (1,000s)

Injury
year
Indemnity
claims
Medical-only
claims
Total
claims
1984 40.2 103.3 143.4
1985 39.1 102.8 141.8
1986 37.6 101.1 138.7
1987 39.2 103.4 142.6
1988 42.0 109.9 151.9
1989 42.5 113.2 155.7
1990 42.6 113.3 155.9
1991 42.0 111.2 153.3
1992 39.5 112.9 152.3
1993 37.7 117.0 154.7
1994 37.1 125.6 162.7
1995 34.1 129.4 163.4
1996 33.9 131.7 165.7
1997 33.7 135.4 169.1
1998 32.9 135.2 168.2
1999 34.3 134.0 168.3
2000 34.9 133.4 168.3
2001 31.9 122.4 154.3
2002 29.7 109.3 138.9
2003 27.6 100.8 128.4
2004 26.7 98.1 124.9
2005 26.8 98.0 124.8
2006 25.8 95.8 121.6
2007 24.9 92.8 117.7
2008 24.1 87.5 111.6
2009 21.2 73.0 94.2
2010 21.7 73.6 95.3
2011 21.3 72.6 93.9
2012 21.6 72.9 94.5
2013 22.2 71.6 93.8
2014 22.1 71.3 93.4
2015 21.3 70.3 91.5

1. Indemnity claims figures are from the Department of Labor and Industry claims database. These numbers are "developed," meaning they are estimates (based on observed historical rates of claim development) of what the final numbers will be when claims are mature. Medical-only and total claims are estimated by applying a ratio from insurance data to the indemnity claims figure. Details in Appendix.

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