2020 allowed lost-time claims by leading nature of injury

Over the past 10 years, sprains and strains continue to be the leading nature of injury and made up 31 per cent of allowed lost-time claims in 2020.

In 2020, people employed in manufacturing were most likely to have one of the five leading natures of injury. Most of these injuries occurred in males. Young people in the workforce, under the age of 30, were the leading age group for three of the top five nature of injury categories

5.3 - 2020 leading injury nature characteristics

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Leading Age Group Leading Industry Sector Leading Gender Leading Occupation Leading Event Leading Source Leading Part of Body
Sprains and strains 25-29 Manufacturing Male Assisting occupations in support of health services Overexertion Persons (bodily motion or condition) Lower back (lumbar, sacral, coccygeal regions)
COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus 45-49 Non-hospital health care and social assistance Female Assisting occupations in support of health services Exposure to caustic, noxious, or allergenic substances Infectious and parasitic agents Body Systems
Fractures 55-59 Manufacturing Male Motor vehicle and transit drivers Fall on same level Structures (including walkways, floors and buildings) Ankle(s)
Cuts, lacerations, punctures 20-24 Manufacturing Male Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities Struck by objects or equipment Hand tools, non-powered Finger(s), fingernail(s)
Traumatic injuries, disorders, complications, unspecified, NEC 25-29 Manufacturing Male Assisting occupations in support of health services Fall on same level Structures (including walkways, floors and buildings) Multiple body parts

 

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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.