Allowed lost-time claims average days lost
The average days lost is the average number of days for which wage-loss benefits were paid. Improved recovery and return-to-work outcomes are reflected in both the one and three month measures.
Since 2008, the average days lost within one month post-injury or illness has declined by five per cent. Comparing 2017 to 2016, however, there has been an increase in the average days lost within one month. In 2017, the average days lost within one month post-injury or illness was 7.4.
Comparison of allowed lost-time claims by average days lost
In 2017, the average days lost within one month post-injury or illness for Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 are 7.8 and 7.4, respectively. As in previous years, Schedule 2 continues to have a lower number of average days lost post-injury or illness when compared to Schedule 1.