Allowed lost-time claims receiving loss-of-earnings benefits

Loss-of-earnings benefits are the wage loss benefits a person receives for missing time from work because of a work-related injury or illness happening on or after January 1, 1998. Improved recovery and return to work outcomes are reflected in this measure.

The bar graphs below show the percentage of claims receiving loss-of-earnings benefits at three and six months post-injury or illness. Each bar is split by level of loss-of-earnings benefits - full and partial.

In 2020, full loss-of-earnings benefits increased by one per cent, at both three and six months while partial loss-of-earnings benefits remained the same as 2019 levels, at both three and six months. Over the past five years, the percentage of claims on both full and partial loss-of-earnings benefits at both three and six months has increased slightly.


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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.