By the Numbers: Schedule 2 - Injuries and occupational disease - Event
2020 allowed lost-time claims by leading injury event
For the past eight years, falls on same level has been the leading injury event for Schedule 2.
Before 2013, overexertion was the most common injury event. In 2020, falls on same level made up 15 per cent of allowed lost-time claims, down from 19 per cent in 2019. The second leading injury event was exposure to caustic, noxious, or allergenic substances, which made up 14 per cent in 2020.
In 2020, women working in Schedule 2 occupations had the highest percentage of lost-time claims for three of the five leading injury events -- falls on same level, exposure to caustic, noxious, or allergenic substances, and assaults and violent acts.
Sprains and strains were the leading nature of injury for four of the five leading injury events.
5.5 - 2020 leading injury event characteristics
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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.