The Workers’ Compensation Division received notification of 18,013 accepted disabling claims in 2010, a decrease of 936 claims from 2009. Employment decreased by 15,600 workers. This resulted in a claims rate of 1.1 claims per 100 workers.

In 2010, there were 74 years separating the oldest and youngest claimants. The youngest was a 16-year-old farmworker. The oldest was an 90-year-old repairman.


Injury/Disease Facts, Oregon, 2010

  • Occupational diseases comprised 9.3 percent of the accepted disabling claims.
  • Workers in their first year with an employer filed 4,139 claims, 23.0 percent of the total accepted in 2010.
  • Of the total 18,013 accepted disabling claims, 46 were for workers younger than 18 and 456 were for workers 65 or older. The average age of claimants in 2010 was 42.
  • Most of the claims were for male workers, accounting for 11,335 (62.9 percent) of the total.
  • The average weekly wage at time of injury for 2010 claimants was $643.22. The average weekly wage for Oregon workers, excluding federal employees, was $842.52.
  • Private industry accounted for 15,394 of the accepted disabling claims, approximately 85 percent.

Printable brochure format Printable pdf image

If you have questions about the information contained in this document, please contact by e-mail or phone: Karen Howard, research analyst, Research & Analysis Section, Information Management Division, 503-947-7364.

The information in IMD publications is in the public domain and may be reprinted without permission.

This document was originally published in July 2011.
[Printed form: 440-2055 (06/11/COM)]