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Part of Body - 1998 Claims

The most frequent body part injured was the lower back (n=11,643) which also represented a significant overall portion of indemnity payments for lost time ($44M). Multiple body parts was also relatively frequent (n=4,466), with a relatively high cost of lost time per claim (around $6.1K per claim). The upper arm was reported as the injured body part for 2,369 claims with an average lost time cost of around $6.6K per claim.

PART OF BODY

1998
CLAIMS

LOST WAGE
COMPENSATION

ABDOMEN (INCLUDING GROIN)

860

1,162,705

ANKLE

1,746

4,202,732

BODY SYSTEMS AND MULTIPLE BODY SYSTEMS

133

2,845,666

BRAIN

36

442,713

BUTTOCKS

24

25,836

CHEST (INCLUDING RIBS, STERNUM AND SOFT TISSUE)

627

1,114,528

DISC

111

1,194,781

DISC

45

397,972

EAR(S)

655

3,461,849

ELBOW

1,019

3,682,315

EYE(S)

340

878,200

FACIAL BONES

23

43,554

FINGER(S)

2,778

5,552,482

FOOT

1,310

3,292,513

GREAT TOE

58

34,524

HAND

1,881

4,401,212

HEART

6

113,535

HIP

271

660,954

INSUFFICIENT INFO TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY-UNCLASSIFIED

204

361,102

INTERNAL ORGANS

580

2,090,663

KNEE

3,905

13,971,806

LARYNX

2

3,679

LOWER ARM

645

1,704,475

LOWER BACK AREA (INCLUDING LUMBAR AND LUMBO-SACRAL)

11,643

44,336,537

LOWER LEG

661

1,868,496

LUMBAR AND/OR SACRAL VERTEBRA (VERTEBRA NOC TRUNK)

28

10,770

LUNGS

52

204,173

MOUTH

21

17,268

MULTIPLE BODY PARTS (INCLUDING BODY SYSTEMS & BODY PARTS)

4,466

27,191,375

MULTIPLE HEAD INJURY

377

1,481,193

MULTIPLE LOWER EXTREMITIES

599

2,595,468

MULTIPLE NECK INJURY

513

2,660,870

MULTIPLE TRUNK

1,194

4,280,928

MULTIPLE UPPER EXTREMITIES

1,265

5,928,903

NO PHYSICAL INJURY

15

42,177

NOSE

38

14,838

OTHER FACIAL SOFT TISSUE

95

221,686

PELVIS

291

989,254

SACRUM AND COCCYX

57

106,319

SHOULDER(S)

1,570

2,734,152

SKULL

74

469,497

SOFT TISSUE

149

352,598

SPINAL CORD

31

522,797

SPINAL CORD

3

30,645

TEETH

10

3,904

THIGH

182

461,487

THUMB

804

1,586,508

TOE(S)

312

475,946

TRACHEA

2

2,516

UPPER ARM (INCLUDING CLAVICLE AND SCAPULA)

2,369

15,811,820

UPPER BACK AREA (THORACIC AREA)

635

1,342,898

VERTEBRAE

46

109,494

WRIST

3,195

11,315,488

WRIST(S) & HAND(S)

91

144,587

TOTAL

48,047

$178,954,388

 

Updated February 06, 2012
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