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Nature of Injury - Claims Closed in 1999

Strains were the most frequent nature of injury (n=26,267) with a lost time payment total around $97M. All other cumulative injuries did not consist of a tremendous number of claims (1,144), it did average a fair cost per claim (around $8.5K per claim).

NATURE OF INJURY

 CLAIMS

LOST WAGE
COMPENSATION

AIDS

1

1,766

ALL OTHER - SPECIFIC INJURIES (NOT OTHERWISE CLAS

7,913

38,053,711

ALL OTHER CUMULATIVE INJURIES (NOT OTHERWISE CLASS

1,144

9,772,106

ALL OTHER OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE

30

145,918

AMPUTATION

384

2,859,716

ANGINA PECTORIS (CONDITION ASSOCIATED WITH HEART)

4

18,092

ASBESTOSIS

10

589,276

ASPHYXIATION

15

326,542

BURN

816

1,503,879

CANCER

6

331,838

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

1,730

6,917,318

CONCUSSION

93

609,053

CONTAGIOUS DISEASE

19

11,509

CONTUSION

3,740

10,977,535

CRUSHING

577

1,629,967

DERMATITIS

166

366,340

DISLOCATION

416

6,240,990

DUST DISEASE NOC (ALL OTHER PNEUMOCONIOSIS)

10

19,777

ELECTRIC SHOCK

113

699,216

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

2

220

FOREIGN BODY

188

182,191

FRACTURE

3,731

19,946,420

FREEZING

14

47,339

HEARING LOSS (TRAUMATIC ONLY)

29

141,098

HEAT PROSTRATION

10

8,968

HERNIA

1,207

2,355,194

INFECTION

136

337,262

INFLAMMATION

1,125

3,869,630

LACERATION

2,977

6,607,796

LOSS OF HEARING

736

4,892,180

MENTAL DISORDER

14

369,913

MENTAL STRESS

66

418,153

MULTIPLE INJURIES INCLUDING BOTH PHYSICAL AND PSYC

25

25,506

MULTIPLE INJURIES PHYSICAL ONLY

850

2,178,491

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (HEART ATTACK)

7

207,558

NO PHYSICAL INJURY

10

23,958

POISONING-CHEMICAL (OTHER THAN METALS)

50

782,340

POISONING-GENERAL (NOT OD OR CUMULATIVE INJURY AND

31

24,119

POISONING-METAL

2

17,096

PUNCTURE

439

531,689

RADIATION

1

21

RESPIRATORY DISORDERS (GASES, FUMES, CHEMICALS, ET

153

2,043,511

RUPTURE

238

2,068,644

SEVERANCE

66

264,227

SILICOSIS

1

80,000

SPRAIN

3,035

6,443,955

STRAIN

26,267

97,505,374

SWOONING, FAINTING, PASSING OUT, NO OTHER INJURY (

9

39,391

VASCULAR LOSS

8

26,055

VDT-RELATED DISEASE

2

9,344

VISION LOSS

4

4,296

TOTAL

58,620

$232,526,488

 

Updated June 03, 2014
Division of Worker's Compensation
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