2020 allowed lost-time claims by leading part of body

For injuries and illnesses in 2020, the leading part of body involved was body systems, specifically the respiratory system, for both men and women.  Over the previous nine years, body systems accounted for an average of two per cent of affected parts of body, while in 2020 this was the part of body for 26 per cent of allowed, lost-time claims.  The Nature of Injury in almost all body system claims was COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus.  Lower back, the most common body part injured for 2011 to 2019, was still present in 13 per cent of allowed lost-time claims in 2020, with multiple body parts and legs making up seven per cent each.  

In 2020, people working in non-hospital healthcare and social assistance and in manufacturing were most likely to injure one of the eight leading parts of body.  Assisting occupations in support of health services was the leading occupation for the top three parts of body affected, while motor vehicle and transit drivers were most likely to injure their legs and ankles

In 2020, body systems was the leading part of body for all age groups except 15-19 year olds, who had more lost-time claims involving an injury to the head. 

5.8 - 2020 allowed lost-time claims by leading part of body

Schedule 1 2020 allowed lost-time claims by part of body

5.9 - 2020 leading part of body characteristics

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Leading Age Group Leading Industry Sector Leading Gender Leading Occupation Leading Event Leading Nature of Injury Leading Source
Body systems 45-49 Non-hospital healthcare and social assistance Female Assisting occupations in support of health services Exposure to caustic; noxious; or allergenic substances COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Infectious and parasitic agents
Lower back (lumbar; sacral; coccygeal regions) 25-29 Manufacturing Male Assisting occupations in support of health services Overexertion Sprains and strains Persons (bodily motion or condition)
Multiple body parts 55-59 Non-hospital healthcare and social assistance Female Assisting occupations in support of health services Fall on same level Sprains and strains Structures (including walkways; floors and buildings)
Leg(s) 55-59 Manufacturing Male Motor vehicle and transit drivers Bodily reaction Sprains and strains Persons (bodily motion or condition)
Finger(s); fingernail(s) 20-24 Manufacturing Male Labourers in processing; manufacturing and utilities Struck by objects or equipment Cuts; lacerations; punctures Hand tools; non-powered
Cranial region; including skull 20-24 Retail Female Retail salespersons and sales clerks Struck against objects or equipment Concussion Structures (including walkways; floors and buildings)
Shoulder 55-59 Manufacturing Male Assisting occupations in support of health services Overexertion Sprains and strains Persons (bodily motion or condition)
Ankle(s) 25-29 Retail Male Motor vehicle and transit drivers Bodily reaction Sprains and strains Persons (bodily motion or condition)
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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.