Allowed lost time claims receiving loss of earnings benefits

Loss-of-earnings (LOE) 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, partial loss-of-earnings benefits remained the same as 2019 levels, at both three and six months.  There was a year over year increase for full loss-of-earnings benefits.  Over the past five years, the percentage of claims on partial loss-of-earnings benefits at both three and six months remained mostly the same. However, there has been an increase in the percentage of claims on full loss-of-earnings benefits at both three and six month’s post-injury or illness over the same five year period.

 

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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.