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The Workers’ Compensation Division received notification of 18,631 accepted disabling claims in 2012, a decline of 60 claims from 2011. Employment increased by 21,000 workers, resulting in a 2012 claims rate of 1.1 claims per 100 workers.

In 2012, there were 77 years separating the oldest and youngest workers. The youngest was a 14-year-old farm worker. The oldest was a 91-year-old food service worker.

Injury/Disease Facts, Oregon, 2012
  • Occupational diseases comprised 8.9 percent of the accepted disabling claims.
  • Workers in their first year with an employer filed 4,987 claims, 26.8 percent of the total accepted in 2012.
  • Of the total 18,631 accepted disabling claims, 51 were for workers under 18 and 528 were for workers 65 or older. The average age of claimants in 2012 was 42.
  • Most of the claims were for male workers, accounting for 11,870
    (63.7 percent) of the total.
  • The average weekly wage at time of injury for all claimants was $662.67. The average weekly wage for all Oregon workers, excluding federal employees, was $862.27.
  • Private industry accounted for 16,078 of the accepted disabling claims, approximately 86 percent.
  • Transportation and material movers are the most common injured worker occupations, comprising more than 16 percent of all accepted disabling claims in 2012.

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

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This document was originally published in October 2013.
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