By the Numbers: Schedule 2 - Injuries and occupational disease - Nature
2020 allowed lost-time claims by leading nature of injury
Over the past 10 years, sprains and strains have been the leading nature of injury and made up 38 per cent of lost-time claims in 2020, compared to 44 per cent in 2019.
Women employed in Schedule 2 businesses had the highest percentage of lost-time claims in three of the five leading nature of injury categories in 2020. These types of injuries were most common in women between the ages of 45 and 59. Police officers and firefighters had the highest percentage of lost-time claims among all occupations in the five leading nature of injury categories.
5.3 - 2020 Leading injury nature 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.