2017 allowed lost-time claims by part of body
Over the past 10 years, the lower back has consistently represented the leading part of body injured. In 2017, lower back injuries account for about 17 per cent of allowed lost-time claims, down from 21 per cent in 2008.
In 2017, people in the services sector (the sector with the highest number of people covered for lost-time injuries) were most prone to injuring one of the seven leading parts of body. Injuries to these seven parts of body tended to be the highest among males, across all age groups, and among motor vehicle and transit drivers. Sprains and strains were the leading nature of injury for most of these incidents.
Where the leading injury part of body was the cranial region, young people (20 to 24 years old) experienced the greatest percentage of these lost-time claims in 2017.
2017 allowed lost-time claims by Part of Body