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 Workers Compensation Insurance Organizations.

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 2019
FROIs
Percent of Total 2019
FROIs
Low Back Area (Lumbar and Lumbo-Sacral) 70,428 10%
Multiple Body Parts (incl. Body Systems and Body Parts) 68,071 10%
Finger(s) 56,759 8%
Knee 46,902 7%
Hand (excl. Wrist and Fingers) 41,585 6%
Shoulder(s) 39,090 6%
Wrist 26,558 4%
Ankle 26,315 4%
Foot 22,727 3%
Eye(s) 22,547 3%
Detailed Causes of Injury Count of 2019
FROIs
Percent of Total 2019
FROIs
Lifting 57,899 9%
Strain or Injury by, NOC 56,151 8%
Other Miscellaneous, NOC 47,972 7%
Fall, Slip, Trip, NOC 37,970 6%
Repetitive Motion 35,856 5%
Object Being Lifted or Handled 32,971 5%
On Same Level 28,505 4%
Cut, Puncture, Scrape 27,174 4%
Cumulative, NOC 26,365 4%
Pushing or Pulling 22,583 3%
Detailed Natures of Injury Count of 2019
FROIs
Percent of Total 2019
FROIs
Strain or Tear 193,874 29%
Contusion 92,131 14%
Laceration 65,854 10%
All Other Specific Injuries, NOC 63,061 9%
Sprain or Tear 58,692 9%
Puncture 26,990 4%
All Other Cumulative Injuries 23,508 3%
Inflammation 22,382 3%
Multiple Physical Injuries Only 20,467 3%
Fracture 16,486 2%

 

Report
Year
Report
Group
Table
Number
Table
Name
2019 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 1 Workers' compensation claims by part of body
2019 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 1a Workers' compensation claims by part of body – detailed
2019 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 2 Workers' compensation claims by cause of injury
2019 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 2a Workers' compensation claims by cause of injury – detailed
2019 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 3 Workers' compensation claims by nature of injury*
2019 Annual Aggregate Type of Injury Reports 3a Workers' compensation claims by nature of injury* - detailed

August 2020