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Part of Body - 2000 Claims

The most frequent body part injured was the lower back (n=12,584) which also represented a significant overall portion of indemnity payments for lost time ($50M). Multiple body parts was also relatively frequent (n=4,495), with a relatively high cost of lost time per claim (around $7.2K per claim). The upper arm was reported as the injured body part for 1,720 claims with an average lost time cost of around $6.7K per claim.

PART OF BODY

2000
CLAIMS

LOST WAGE
COMPENSATION

ABDOMEN (INCLUDING GROIN)

1,546

$2,609,285

ANKLE

2,023

$5,373,102

ARTIFICIAL APPLIANCE

2

$871

BODY SYSTEMS AND MULTIPLE BODY SYSTEMS

167

$3,350,669

BRAIN

62

$375,043

BUTTOCKS

46

$108,880

CHEST (INCLUDING RIBS, STERNUM AND SOFT TISSUE)

648

$1,549,788

DISC

84

$1,397,043

DISC

101

$884,092

EAR(S)

795

$5,140,495

ELBOW

1,153

$4,239,365

EYE(S)

318

$1,323,487

FACIAL BONES

30

$63,678

FINGER(S)

2,896

$6,595,243

FOOT

1,529

$4,269,175

GREAT TOE

76

$57,219

HAND

2,157

$5,788,174

HEART

9

$9,619

HIP

344

$1,965,988

INSUFFICIENT INFO TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY-UNCLASSIFIED

402

$1,224,070

INTERNAL ORGANS

242

$1,323,485

KNEE

4,519

$19,651,297

LARYNX

9

$14,877

LOWER ARM

875

$2,807,235

LOWER BACK AREA (INCLUDING LUMBAR AND LUMBO-SACRA

12,584

$50,346,034

LOWER LEG

852

$2,873,144

LUMBAR AND/OR SACRAL VERTEBRA (VERTEBRA NOC TRUNK)

38

$83,079

LUNGS

89

$1,025,878

MOUTH

30

$209,959

MULTIPLE BODY PARTS (INCLUDING BODY SYSTEMS & BODY PARTS)

4,495

$32,621,040

MULTIPLE HEAD INJURY

327

$1,412,689

MULTIPLE LOWER EXTREMITIES

447

$3,987,593

MULTIPLE NECK INJURY

530

$4,760,408

MULTIPLE TRUNK

645

$3,904,117

MULTIPLE UPPER EXTREMITIES

1,140

$5,676,934

NO PHYSICAL INJURY

14

$26,525

NOSE

50

$40,497

OTHER FACIAL SOFT TISSUE

115

$539,926

PELVIS

219

$1,943,923

SACRUM AND COCCYX

66

$308,257

SHOULDER(S)

3,224

$15,389,481

SKULL

117

$530,342

SOFT TISSUE

190

$660,934

SPINAL CORD

17

$137,605

SPINAL CORD

10

$17,117

TEETH

10

$5,005

THIGH

200

$446,549

THUMB

969

$2,089,991

TOE(S)

264

$439,661

TRACHEA

3

$7,791

UPPER ARM (INCLUDING CLAVICLE AND SCAPULA)

1,720

$11,670,488

UPPER BACK AREA (THORACIC AREA)

719

$1,898,526

VERTEBRAE

54

$294,204

WRIST

3,564

$12,688,122

WRIST(S) & HAND(S)

133

$425,629

TOTAL

52,868

$226,583,628

 

Updated June 03, 2014
Division of Worker's Compensation
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