The Workers’ Compensation Division received notification of 18,691 accepted disabling claims in 2011, an increase of 679 claims from 2010. Employment increased by 15,400 workers, resulting in a 2011 claims rate of 1.1 claims per 100 workers.

In 2011, there were 70 years separating the oldest and youngest workers. The youngest was a 15-year-old food service worker. The oldest was an 85-year-old retail sales worker.

Injury/Disease Facts, Oregon, 2011
  • Occupational diseases comprised 9.6 percent of the accepted disabling claims.
    Workers in their first year with an employer filed 4,710 claims, 25.0 percent of the total accepted in 2011.
  • Of the total 18,691 accepted disabling claims, 49 were for workers under 18 and 520 were for workers 65 or older. The average age of claimants in 2011 was 42.
  • Most of the claims were for male workers, accounting for 11,942 (63.9 percent) of the total.
  • The average weekly wage at time of injury for all claimants was $674.35. The average weekly wage for all Oregon workers, excluding federal employees, was $842.52.
  • Private industry accounted for 16,065 of the accepted disabling claims, approximately 86 percent.
  • Transportation and material movers are the most commonly injured worker occupation, comprising more than 17 percent.

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This document was originally published in July 2012.
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