Average Days Lost

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Allowed lost-time claim and average days lost

The average days lost is the average number of days for which wage-loss benefits were paid. Since 2008, the average days lost within one month post injury or illness has experienced little fluctuation and remains relatively stable. In 2017, the average days lost within one month is 7.8.

 

Data for average days lost within three months published September 2018

 

 

Allowed lost-time claims and average days lost by industry sector

The average days lost within one month and three months post workplace injury or illness by industry sector for 2016 and 2017 are illustrated in the bar graphs below. In 2017, the industry sectors with the highest average days lost within one month post-injury or illness were construction, forestry, mining, pulp & paper and transportation and those with the lowest average days lost were health care, automotive, and education.

The pulp & paper sector experienced the most significant increase from an average of 8.2 days in 2016 to 9.3 days lost within one month in 2017.


 
 



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Agriculture Automotive Chemical/Process Construction Education Electrical Food Forestry Health Care Manufacturing Mining Municipal Primary Metals Pulp & Paper Services Transportation