Allowed lost-time claims and average days lost

Average days lost are the average number of days that loss-of-earnings benefits were paid.  In 2020, the average days lost in one month was 9.4 days.

Allowed lost-time claims and average days lost by industry sector

The average days lost in one month and three months after an injury or illness by industry sector for 2019 and 2020 are shown in the bar graphs below. In 2020, the industry sector with the highest average days lost within one month after an injury or illness was construction.

Legacy category includes business activities that did not map to a NAICS-based industry.

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Data in By the Numbers: 2020 WSIB Statistical Report may not match previously published results. This is due to factors such as data maturity, updated definitions and methodologies, and rounding. Data in By the Numbers is matured three months, with the exception of benefit payments, which represents cash paid during the year, to or on behalf of people injured at work and are not matured three months following year-end. Percentages may not add up due to rounding.