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Part of Body - Claims Closed in 1999

The most frequent body part injured was the lower back (n=14,225) which also represented a significant overall portion of indemnity payments for lost time ($56M). Multiple body parts was also relatively frequent (n=5,397), with a relatively high cost of lost time per claim (around $6.2K per claim). The upper arm was reported as the injured body part for 2,469 claims with an average lost time cost of around $6.6K per claim.

 

PART OF BODY

1999
CLAIMS

LOST WAGE
COMPENSATION

ABDOMEN (INCLUDING GROIN)

1,350

2,015,415

ANKLE

2,216

5,399,843

BODY SYSTEMS AND MULTIPLE BODY SYSTEMS

229

3,593,513

BRAIN

41

502,358

BUTTOCKS

36

92,456

CHEST (INCLUDING RIBS, STERNUM AND SOFT TISSUE)

691

1,466,320

DISC

85

1,213,521

DISC

71

628,424

EAR(S)

802

5,196,211

ELBOW

1,336

4,538,775

EYE(S)

353

726,385

FACIAL BONES

32

52,087

FINGER(S)

3,291

6,708,018

FOOT

1,628

4,266,940

GREAT TOE

89

89,109

HAND

2,244

5,660,860

HEART

10

78,084

HIP

338

1,051,831

INSUFFICIENT INFO TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY-UNCLASSIFIE

373

592,328

INTERNAL ORGANS

451

2,277,233

KNEE

4,916

19,584,041

LARYNX

6

21,436

LOWER ARM

923

2,366,879

LOWER BACK AREA (INCLUDING LUMBAR AND LUMBO-SACRA

14,225

56,349,341

LOWER LEG

918

3,358,770

LUMBAR AND/OR SACRAL VERTEBRA (VERTEBRA NOC TRUNK)

28

62,679

LUNGS

91

662,916

MOUTH

25

50,430

MULTIPLE BODY PARTS (INCLUDING BODY SYSTEMS & BODY

5,397

33,685,445

MULTIPLE HEAD INJURY

382

1,977,592

MULTIPLE LOWER EXTREMITIES

605

3,482,097

MULTIPLE NECK INJURY

638

3,298,726

MULTIPLE TRUNK

1,037

5,349,973

MULTIPLE UPPER EXTREMITIES

1,299

7,335,321

NO PHYSICAL INJURY

8

12,411

NOSE

53

24,198

OTHER FACIAL SOFT TISSUE

113

312,590

PELVIS

310

2,172,622

SACRUM AND COCCYX

91

194,084

SHOULDER(S)

2,559

8,641,209

SKULL

123

970,292

SOFT TISSUE

191

458,433

SPINAL CORD

43

397,630

SPINAL CORD

4

26,276

TEETH

14

6,205

THIGH

180

659,623

THUMB

1,082

2,202,303

TOE(S)

342

691,874

TRACHEA

4

5,846

UPPER ARM (INCLUDING CLAVICLE AND SCAPULA)

2,469

16,422,796

UPPER BACK AREA (THORACIC AREA)

764

1,606,319

VERTEBRAE

72

273,312

WRIST

3,901

13,376,722

WRIST(S) & HAND(S)

141

336,386

TOTAL

58,620

$232,526,488

 

Updated February 06, 2012
Division of Worker's Compensation
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