2016 Allowed Lost Time Claims by Leading Injury Source
Over the past 10 years, structures (including walkways, floors, and buildings) and persons (bodily motion or condition) have consistently been the leading source of injury for allowed lost time claims. In 2016, these two sources of injury accounted for 21 per cent and 20 per cent of lost time claims, respectively.
Where persons was the source of injury, female workers and workers in the health care sector represented the highest percentage of these lost time claims in 2016. Three of the five leading injury sources were highest among those aged 50 to 54 and 55 to 59 years, in various occupations.
Sprains and strains were the leading nature of injury for all five leading injury sources and the part of body most often injured was the low back.