To calculate the lost-time injury rate, we look at the number of allowed lost-time claims and the total number of employees to determine the number of lost-time claims per 100 employees.

The lost-time injury rate has continued to increase since 2016.With the COVID-19 pandemic, the injury rate decreased by about twenty nine per cent from 2019 to 2020.  Between 2011 and 2020, the number of people in Schedule 2 covered by the WSIB has increased by approximately nine per cent, while the lost-time injury rate has increased by 10 per cent.  In that same period, the no lost-time injury rate decreased by 41 per cent.

In 2020, employment covered by the WSIB in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 businesses went down approximately eight per cent compared to 2019. Similarly, Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) on employment in Ontario showed a six per cent decrease in employment over the same period.

2.1 - Allowed claims and injury rates by injury/illness year

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2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Allowed Lost Time Claims 13,301 12,823 12,922 13,103 12,617 13,982 14,869 16,336 16,635 11,819
Allowed No Lost Time Claims 14,721 14,371 15,208 15,328 14,629 14,617 14,840 15,308 15,316 9,496
WSIB Covered Employment 695,358 694,335 698,452 690,942 700,153 714,636 730,604 751,971 755,311 757,071
Lost Time Injury Rate 1.91 1.85 1.85 1.9 1.8 1.96 2.04 2.17 2.2 1.56
No Lost Time Injury Rate 2.12 2.07 2.18 2.22 2.09 2.05 2.03 2.04 2.03 1.25
 

 

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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.