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Injury characteristics of indemnity claimants, injury-years 2003-2011 [1]

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A. Distribution of indemnity claimants by nature of injury


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Injury year
Burn
Contusion
Open
wounds
Disloc.
Fracture
Sprains
2003 1.6% 5.5% 7.6% 1.4% 7.9% 48.9%
2004 1.6% 5.3% 7.6% 1.3% 7.5% 49.7%
2005 1.7% 5.5% 7.2% 1.3% 7.8% 45.3%
2006 1.8% 5.4% 7.5% 1.3% 7.7% 44.4%
2007 1.7% 5.7% 7.2% 1.4% 7.4% 45.5%
2008 1.5% 6.3% 6.9% 1.4% 8.4% 47.1%
2009 1.4% 7.2% 6.4% 1.3% 7.7% 49.4%
2010 1.5% 7.3% 6.2% 1.3% 7.7% 47.8%
2011 1.8% 7.5% 7.5% 1.2% 8.8% 47.5%


Injury year
Cumulative
disorders
Hernia
Pain
Mult.
injuries
Diseases
Total
2003 4.8% 2.4% 11.9% 4.5% 3.5% 100.0%
2004 4.8% 2.6% 12.5% 4.0% 3.0% 100.0%
2005 4.0% 2.5% 18.0% 3.6% 3.1% 100.0%
2006 3.9% 2.3% 19.2% 3.5% 3.1% 100.0%
2007 3.6% 2.0% 18.9% 3.3% 3.3% 100.0%
2008 3.3% 2.0% 17.1% 3.3% 2.6% 100.0%
2009 2.9% 2.0% 16.6% 3.2% 2.0% 100.0%
2010 2.8% 1.8% 18.4% 3.7% 1.4% 100.0%
2011 2.0% 1.9% 16.5% 4.0% 1.4% 100.0%

 

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
Total
2003 4.2% 15.3% 24.3% 20.1% 24.1% 12.0% 100.0%
2004 4.2% 15.9% 24.0% 19.8% 24.0% 12.2% 100.0%
2005 4.8% 15.6% 22.9% 21.0% 23.3% 12.5% 100.0%
2006 4.6% 15.9% 23.9% 20.7% 22.8% 11.9% 100.0%
2007 4.6% 15.7% 23.4% 20.6% 22.8% 12.8% 100.0%
2008 4.7% 16.3% 23.0% 21.0% 22.2% 12.8% 100.0%
2009 4.6% 16.8% 22.5% 20.8% 22.8% 12.5% 100.0%
2010 4.7% 16.2% 22.0% 21.0% 23.1% 13.0% 100.0%
2011 5.5% 14.8% 22.5% 22.0% 23.1% 12.1% 100.0%

 

C. Distribution of indemnity claimants by event or exposure


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Injury
year
Contact
Falls
Bodily
reaction,
exertion
Exposure
Transportation
accidents
Fires and
explosions
Assaults
Total
2003 18.1% 17.7% 55.7% 2.7% 3.9% 0.2% 1.7% 100.0%
2004 17.2% 16.9% 57.5% 2.4% 3.8% 0.2% 2.0% 100.0%
2005 17.8% 18.6% 55.1% 2.6% 3.9% 0.3% 1.8% 100.0%
2006 17.8% 17.3% 55.8% 3.1% 3.9% 0.1% 2.0% 100.0%
2007 16.8% 19.2% 55.1% 2.8% 4.0% 0.2% 1.8% 100.0%
2008 16.3% 20.9% 54.0% 2.7% 4.0% 0.2% 2.0% 100.0%
2009 15.3% 20.8% 55.5% 2.3% 3.5% 0.2% 2.4% 100.0%
2010 15.1% 21.1% 55.3% 2.3% 3.5% 0.3% 2.5% 100.0%
2011 18.0% 20.9% 51.5% 2.5% 4.0% 0.3% 2.7% 100.0%

 

D. Distribution of indemnity claimants by source of injury


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Injury year
Chemicals
Containers
Furniture,
fixtures
Machinery
Parts and
materials
2003 0.8% 12.7% 3.5% 6.5% 9.7%
2004 0.7% 12.4% 3.8% 6.3% 10.0%
2005 0.7% 12.8% 3.8% 5.9% 11.0%
2006 0.9% 13.2% 3.7% 6.2% 11.3%
2007 0.9% 12.2% 3.8% 5.8% 10.8%
2008 0.9% 11.9% 3.4% 5.2% 10.1%
2009 0.6% 12.8% 3.4% 4.9% 9.5%
2010 0.7% 12.2% 3.5% 4.9% 9.2%
2011 0.6% 12.2% 3.5% 5.9% 9.4%


Injury year
Injured
worker
Structures,
surfaces
Tools,
equipment
Vehicles
Other person
Total
2003 23.9% 20.1% 7.1% 8.3% 7.4% 100.0%
2004 24.5% 19.0% 7.1% 8.2% 8.0% 100.0%
2005 21.8% 20.0% 7.9% 8.6% 7.4% 100.0%
2006 22.0% 18.5% 8.2% 8.2% 7.8% 100.0%
2007 22.3% 19.7% 7.9% 8.7% 7.9% 100.0%
2008 22.2% 21.4% 8.0% 8.8% 8.1% 100.0%
2009 22.7% 21.3% 7.6% 7.8% 9.4% 100.0%
2010 22.8% 21.4% 7.5% 8.1% 9.7% 100.0%
2011 20.7% 21.5% 7.6% 8.8% 9.8% 100.0%

 

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