2020 leading injury characteristics

Most workers’ compensation boards and commissions in Canada use the National Work Injuries Statistics Program standard to code the injury details of a claim.  This standard is based on the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z795-96 codes which gives more coding injury details.  We use this standard to code all lost-time claims using four categories: nature of injury, event, source, and part of body.

5.1 - 2020 Schedule 2 leading injury characteristics 

38 percent sprains and strains - Schedule 2
4 percent bodily motion or condition - Schedule 2
15% fall on same level - schedule 2
22 percent body systems affected by an injury - Schedule 2
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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.