2016 Allowed Lost Time Claims by Leading Nature of Injury
Over the past 10 years, sprains and strains have consistently represented the leading nature of injury. In 2016, they represented 42 per cent of lost time claims, compared to 56 per cent in 2007.
Unlike Schedule 1, female workers in Schedule 2 represented the greatest percentage of lost time claims in all five of the leading nature of injury categories in 2016. These types of injuries tended to be highest among the 50 to 54 year old age group, and were concentrated within two occupation groups: secondary/elementary school teachers and counsellors, and childcare and home support workers.
Of the five leading natures of injury, fall on same level was the leading event.