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Nature of Injury - 2000 Claims

Strains were the most frequent nature of injury (n=24,135) with a lost time payment total around $95M. All other cumulative injuries did not consist of a tremendous number of claims (1,179), it did average a fair cost per claim (around $7.8K per claim).

NATURE OF INJURY

CLAIMS

LOST WAGE
COMPENSATION

ALL OTHER - SPECIFIC INJURIES (NOT OTHERWISE CLASSIFIED)

6,509

$38,458,181

ALL OTHER CUMULATIVE INJURIES (NOT OTHERWISE CLASSIFIED)

1,179

$9,231,200

ALL OTHER OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE

19

$151,108

AMPUTATION

355

$2,861,449

ANGINA PECTORIS (CONDITION ASSOCIATED WITH HEART)

1

$513

ASBESTOSIS

16

$884,712

ASPHYXIATION

9

$166,299

BURN

722

$2,121,659

CANCER

3

$161,200

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

1,715

$6,658,367

CONCUSSION

115

$458,206

CONTAGIOUS DISEASE

14

$6,812

CONTUSION

3,069

$9,714,224

CRUSHING

553

$2,123,051

DERMATITIS

124

$203,505

DISLOCATION

285

$4,071,619

DUST DISEASE NOC (ALL OTHER PNEUMOCONIOSIS)

5

$12,491

ELECTRIC SHOCK

90

$422,234

ENUCLEATION (TO REMOVE, EX. TUMOR, EYE, ETC.)

4

$74,732

FOREIGN BODY

171

$250,153

FRACTURE

3,354

$18,062,479

FREEZING

10

$51,836

HEARING LOSS (TRAUMATIC ONLY)

33

$206,604

HEAT PROSTRATION

6

$18,969

HERNIA

1,267

$2,292,408

INFECTION

133

$122,903

INFLAMMATION

856

$2,680,022

LACERATION

2,687

$7,041,674

LOSS OF HEARING

725

$4,855,750

MENTAL DISORDER

7

$378,722

MENTAL STRESS

61

$444,652

MULTIPLE INJURIES INCLUDING BOTH PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL

19

$161,618

MULTIPLE INJURIES PHYSICAL ONLY

1,174

$4,011,392

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (HEART ATTACK)

6

$9,067

NO PHYSICAL INJURY

10

$11,476

POISONING-CHEMICAL (OTHER THAN METALS)

19

$266,764

POISONING-GENERAL (NOT OD OR CUMULATIVE INJURY AND NOC)

35

$39,836

POISONING-METAL

1

$1,007

PUNCTURE

373

$624,851

RESPIRATORY DISORDERS (GASES, FUMES, CHEMICALS, ETC.)

130

$2,496,277

RUPTURE

243

$2,727,497

SEVERANCE

65

$248,734

SILICOSIS

3

$234,423

SPRAIN

2,538

$6,838,886

STRAIN

24,135

$94,668,319

SWOONING, FAINTING, PASSING OUT, NO OTHER INJURY (SYNCOPE)

9

$12,749

VASCULAR LOSS

10

$42,610

VISION LOSS

1

$388

TOTAL

52,868

$226,583,628

 

Updated February 06, 2012
Division of Worker's Compensation
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