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Nature of Injury - 1998 Claims

Strains were the most frequent nature of injury (n=21,240) with a lost time payment total around $75M. All other cumulative injuries did not consist of a tremendous number of claims (939), it did average a fair cost per claim (around $8.8K per claim).

NATURE OF INJURY

1998
CLAIMS

LOST WAGE
COMPENSATION

ALL OTHER - SPECIFIC INJURIES (NOT OTHERWISE CLASSIFIED)

7,348

31,334,225

ALL OTHER CUMULATIVE INJURIES (NOT OTHERWISE CLASSIFIED)

939

8,243,417

ALL OTHER OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE

31

129,728

AMPUTATION

332

2,316,961

ANGINA PECTORIS (CONDITION ASSOCIATED WITH HEART)

2

15,681

ASBESTOSIS

8

575,546

ASPHYXIATION

2

642

BLACK LUNG

4

44,074

BURN

744

1,343,967

CANCER

1

2,000

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

1,425

5,562,626

CONCUSSION

95

556,049

CONTAGIOUS DISEASE

10

23,964

CONTUSION

2,959

8,414,921

CRUSHING

446

919,336

DERMATITIS

122

184,408

DISLOCATION

374

5,718,007

DUST DISEASE NOC (ALL OTHER PNEUMOCONIOSIS)

5

10,464

ELECTRIC SHOCK

45

650,613

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

1

247

FOREIGN BODY

174

131,282

FRACTURE

2,768

13,872,527

FREEZING

9

15,936

HEARING LOSS (TRAUMATIC ONLY)

24

149,597

HEAT PROSTRATION

10

14,248

HERNIA

1,039

1,919,014

INFECTION

99

100,949

INFLAMMATION

948

3,225,449

LACERATION

2,467

4,242,354

LOSS OF HEARING

595

3,226,308

MENTAL DISORDER

11

38,611

MENTAL STRESS

61

372,094

MULTIPLE INJURIES INCLUDING BOTH PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL

10

9,945

MULTIPLE INJURIES PHYSICAL ONLY

550

710,728

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (HEART ATTACK)

9

238,319

NO PHYSICAL INJURY

7

12,119

POISONING-CHEMICAL (OTHER THAN METALS)

35

285,640

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

22

8,483

POISONING-METAL

2

6,978

PUNCTURE

415

730,194

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

142

1,776,677

RUPTURE

187

1,356,637

SEVERANCE

38

158,409

SILICOSIS

4

118,298

SPRAIN

2,266

4,370,029

STRAIN

21,240

75,491,120

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

10

8,986

VASCULAR LOSS

10

283,796

VDT-RELATED DISEASE

2

32,785

TOTAL

48,047

$178,954,388

 

Updated June 03, 2014
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