Loss-of-earnings benefit payments
Similar to Schedule 1, loss-of-earnings was the leading benefit category for payments made to, or on behalf of, Schedule 2 businesses. Loss-of-earning benefits are wage loss benefits for time missed from work because of a work-related injury or illness that happened on or after January 1, 1998.
Since 2016, the number of locked-in claims getting loss-of-earning benefits has remained relatively consistent.
A claim is considered locked-in if a claim continues to receive LOE benefits 72 months after the work-related accident. Once locked-in, benefits continue until the claimant turns 65 years of age. This only applies to claims reviewed under Bill 99 legislation.
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.