Workers' compensation information system (WCIS)

Workers’ Compensation Claims by Injury Type

Trading Partners submit First Reports of Injury (FROIs) to the Workers’ Compensation Information System (WCIS). These first reports contain information on the type of injury or illness a worker sustains, categorized by Part of Body, Cause of Injury, and Nature of Injury. These categorized values codes are collected and organized using the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Organizations’ (WCIO) Injury Description Tables which can be found at www.WCIO.org.

While these codes contain descriptions of injuries and illnesses that are recognizable, they do not represent a diagnosis from a medical care provider. WCIS collects medical diagnosis information via the Medical Billing Database. To get a complete picture of workplace injuries requires a combination of these codes, the FROI injury description, and medical diagnosis information. The number of FROI records with a given occupational disease or injury should not be quoted without further study.

The numbers below reflect the WCIS database information as of the run date of the report.

Detailed Parts of Body Count of 2016
FROIs
Percent of Total 2016
FROIs
Low Back Area (Lumbar and Lumbo-Sacral) 72,482 12%
Multiple Body Parts (incl. Body Systems and Body Parts) 57,918 9%
Finger(s) 51,072 8%
Knee 41,617 7%
Hand (excl. Wrist and Fingers) 37,008 6%
Shoulder(s) 36,918 6%
Wrist 25,285 4%
Ankle 21,957 4%
Eye(s) 20,239 3%
Foot 19,649 3%
Detailed Causes of Injury Count of 2016
FROIs
Percent of Total 2016
FROIs
Lifting (Strain or Injury by) 57,867 9%
Other Miscellaneous, Not Categorized 48,349 8%
Strain or Injury by, Not Categorized 44,980 7%
Repetitive Motion (Strain or Injury by) 32,415 5%
Fall, Slip, Trip, Not Categorized 30,727 5%
Cumulative, Not Categorized (Miscellaneous Causes) 26,900 4%
On Same Level (Fall or Slip Injury) 26,343 4%
Pushing or Pulling (Strain or Injury by) 22,905 4%
Cut, Puncture, Scrape, Not Categorized 22,460 4%
Falling or Flying Object (Struck or Injury by) 20,863 3%
Detailed Natures of Injury Count of 2016
FROIs
Percent of Total 2016
FROIs
Strain or Tear 188,374 34%
Contusion 75,837 14%
Sprain or Tear 59,778 11%
Laceration 61,888 11%
All Other Specific Injuries, NOC 51,379 9%
Puncture 22,794 4%
Inflammation 14,852 3%
Fracture 15,853 3%
Foreign Body 12,421 2%
Burn 9,741 2%

2016 Annual Aggregate Reports of Claims By Injury Type

Report
Year
Report
Group
Table
Number
Table
Name

Format

2016 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 1 Workers' compensation claims by part of body version version
2016 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 1a Workers' compensation claims by part of body – detailed version version
2016 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 2 Workers' compensation claims by cause of injury version version
2016 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 2a Workers' compensation claims by cause of injury – detailed version version
2016 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 3 Workers' compensation claims by nature of injury* version version
2016 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 3a Workers' compensation claims by nature of injury* - detailed version version

July 2017