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Part of Body - 2001 Claims

The most frequent injured body part is the lower back area (10,471), approximately 22% of claims first closed in 2001. Lost wage compensation for this part was nearly $47.8 million. Knee (4,223), multiple body parts (3,762), shoulder (3,154) and wrist (3,151) were the next parts with the largest number of injuries. Heart injuries averaged $29,991 indemnity cost, spinal cord ($26,037.75) and body systems and multiple body systems ($25,225.16) were the highest indemnity per claim. The average claim had indemnity of $4,676.59.

 

2001

 

PART OF BODY

 

LOST WAGE

 

CLAIMS

COMPENSATION

ABDOMEN (INCLUDING GROIN)

1,449

$2,650,886

ANKLE

1,875

$4,747,608

ARTIFICIAL APPLIANCE

2

$2,793

BODY SYSTEMS AND MULTIPLE BODY SYSTEMS

161

$4,061,250

BRAIN

54

$390,397

BUTTOCKS

44

$44,761

CHEST (INCLUDING RIBS, STERNUM AND SOFT TISSUE)

610

$1,173,936

DISC

62

$844,879

DISC

101

$1,147,172

EAR(S)

816

$6,268,270

ELBOW

1,077

$4,377,491

EYE(S)

307

$833,359

FACIAL BONES

28

$95,781

FINGER(S)

2,581

$6,227,699

FOOT

1,292

$4,044,961

GREAT TOE

74

$68,984

HAND

1,842

$5,762,646

HEART

8

$239,928

HIP

286

$1,883,106

INSUFFICIENT INFO TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY-UNCLASSIFIE

407

$1,287,280

INTERNAL ORGANS

163

$1,304,473

KNEE

4,223

$19,311,390

LARYNX

4

$2,880

LOWER ARM

735

$2,569,124

LOWER BACK AREA (INCLUDING LUMBAR AND LUMBO-SACRA

10,471

$47,782,302

LOWER LEG

800

$3,361,779

LUMBAR AND/OR SACRAL VERTEBRA (VERTEBRA NOC TRUNK)

31

$121,462

LUNGS

91

$1,556,479

MOUTH

12

$14,490

MULTIPLE BODY PARTS (INCLUDING BODY SYSTEMS & BODY

3,762

$32,200,643

MULTIPLE HEAD INJURY

331

$1,780,031

MULTIPLE LOWER EXTREMITIES

388

$3,590,420

MULTIPLE NECK INJURY

470

$3,420,567

MULTIPLE TRUNK

511

$3,025,404

MULTIPLE UPPER EXTREMITIES

995

$4,915,606

NO PHYSICAL INJURY

17

$13,114

NOSE

62

$214,127

OTHER FACIAL SOFT TISSUE

108

$250,033

PELVIS

167

$1,192,379

SACRUM AND COCCYX

80

$215,652

SHOULDER(S)

3,154

$16,997,621

SKULL

127

$790,051

SOFT TISSUE

176

$606,825

SPINAL CORD

12

$312,453

SPINAL CORD

6

$59,443

TEETH

17

$9,536

THIGH

196

$629,019

THUMB

864

$2,112,268

TOE(S)

206

$485,367

TRACHEA

2

$984

UPPER ARM (INCLUDING CLAVICLE AND SCAPULA)

1,330

$8,567,543

UPPER BACK AREA (THORACIC AREA)

693

$1,965,482

VERTEBRAE

61

$235,501

WRIST

3,151

$11,952,638

WRIST(S) & HAND(S)

141

$363,354

TOTAL

46,633

$218,083,627

 

 

Updated June 03, 2014
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