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The Workers’ Compensation Division received notification of 18,634 accepted disabling claims in 2013. Employment increased by 37,000 workers, resulting in a 2013 claims rate of 1.1 claims per 100 workers.

In 2013, there were 72 years separating the oldest and youngest workers. The youngest was a 14-year-old recreation worker who twisted her ankle while walking down a hill. The oldest was an 86-year-old food preparation worker who suffered bruises when she fell against a kitchen sink.

Injury/Disease Facts, Oregon, 2013
  • Occupational diseases comprised 6.3 percent of the accepted disabling claims.
  • Workers in their first year with an employer filed 5,010 claims, 26.9 percent of the total accepted in 2013.
  • Of the total 18,634 accepted disabling claims, 68 were for workers younger than 18 and 537 were for workers 65 or older. The average age of claimants in 2013 was 42.
  • Of the total 18,634 accepted disabling claims, most occurred in Multnomah County (22.3 percent). There were 341 claims that occurred out of state.
  • Most of the claims were for male workers, accounting for 11,873
    (63.7 percent) of the total.
  • The average weekly wage at time of injury for all claimants was $678.66. The average weekly wage for all Oregon workers, excluding federal employees, was $888.38.
  • Private industry accounted for 16,168 of the accepted disabling claims, approximately 87 percent.
  • Transportation and material movers are the most commonly injured worker occupation, comprising more than 17 percent of all accepted disabling claims in 2013.

If you have questions about the information contained in this document, please contact by email 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 December 2014.
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