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Injury characteristics of indemnity claimants, injury-years 2012-present

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A. Distribution of indemnity claimants by nature of injury


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Injury
year
Burns
Contusions
Open
wounds
Disloc.
Fractures
Sprains,
strains,
tears
2012 1.7% 7.1% 6.7% 1.3% 7.5% 47.4%
2013 1.7% 7.8% 6.9% 1.5% 8.5% 47.8%
2014 1.6% 9.4% 6.8% 1.3% 92% 52.2%
2015 1.7% 10.2% 7.6% 1.3% 8.5% 52.6%
2016 1.7% 10.6% 7.7% 1.3% 8.7% 53.8%


Injury
year
Cumulative
disorders
Traumatic
hernias
Pain
Mult.
traumatic
injuries
Diseases
All other,
unknown
2012 2.6% 1.6% 19.7% 2.2% 1.1% 1.1%
2013 2.5% 1.7% 16.7% 2.3% 0.8% 1.9%
2014 2.5% 1.8% 11.2% 2.4% 0.6% 1.1%
2015 2.1% 1.9% 9.7% 3.1% 0.6% 0.8%
2016 1.5% 1.4% 7.9% 3.9% 1.0% 0.7%

 

B. Distribution of indemnity claimants by part of body injured


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Injury
year
Head/neck
Trunk/
internal/
body
system
Upper
extremities
Lower
extremities
Back
Multiple
parts
2012 5.9% 7.0% 33.4% 20.9% 21.2% 11.6%
2013 5.9% 7.5% 34.4% 21.5% 19.2% 11.5%
2014 6.7% 7.5% 33.7% 21.8% 19.5% 10.8%
2015 7.0% 7.1% 33.8% 21.9% 20.0% 10.1%
2016 7.3% 7.0% 33.8% 22.6% 19.2% 10.1%

 

C. Distribution of indemnity claimants by event or exposure


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Injury
year
Vio-
lence
Trans-
port.
inci-
dents
Fires,
explo-
sions
Falls, slips,
trips
Expo-
sure
Contact
Over-
exertion,
bodily
reacton
Nonclassi-
fiable
2012 3.7% 3.6% 0.2% 24.2% 2.5% 14.7% 43.1% 7.9%
2013 3.6% 3.6% 0.2% 27.3% 2.3% 14.8% 41.2% 7.0%
2014 4.0% 3.8% 0.2% 27.0% 2.2% 15.7% 41.2% 6.0%
2015 4.5% 4.2% 0.3% 24.1% 2.2% 17.3% 42.0% 5.4%
2016 5.1% 3.9% 0.2% 26.2% 2.2% 17.2% 39.1% 6.2%

 

D. Distribution of indemnity claimants by source of injury


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Injury year
Chemicals
Containers,
furniture,
fixtures
Machinery
Parts,
materials
Injured
worker
Structures,
surfaces
2012 0.6% 14.2% 4.5% 8.4% 19.1% 16.6%
2013 0.7% 13.3% 4.2% 8.9% 19.5% 19.1%
2014

0.7%

13.2% 4.2% 9.2% 19.2% 18.7%
2015 0.7% 13.9% 4.7% 10.0% 18.6% 16.8%
2016 0.7% 13.1% 4.3% 9.0% 19.0% 18.7%


Injury year
Tools,
equipment
Vehicles
Other
person
Plants,
animals,
minerals
Other sources
Nonclassifiable
2012 8.0% 7.8% 8.6% 1.9% 2.4% 7.9%
2013 7.5% 7.8% 7.8% 1.8% 2.2% 7.2%
2014 8.5% 8.0% 8.3% 1.6% 2.1% 6.3%
2015 8.2% 8.9% 8.8% 1.8% 1.8% 5.6%
2016 7.7% 8.0% 8.3% 1.8% 2.7% 6.6%

 

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