Department of Consumer & Business Services
Research & Analysis Section
|The Workers' Compensation
Division received 25,802 accepted disabling claims in 1999, a decrease
of 1,247 claims from 1998. Employment increased by 21,500 workers.
This resulted in a claims rate of 1.6 claims per 100 workers. This
claims rate is a record low in Oregon.
Of the 47 work-related fatalities recorded in 1999,
42 of the victims were men, and five were women. The youngest was
a 16-year-old farm worker. The oldest was a 72-year-old motorcycle
INJURY/DISEASE FACTS, OREGON, 1999
The transportation and public
utilities industry had the highest claims rate (4.1), followed
by the mining industry (3.6). The finance, insurance, and
real estate industry had the lowest rate (0.5).
Occupational diseases comprised
12.2 percent of the accepted disabling claims.
Of the total 25,802 claims
accepted as disabling, 219 were workers younger than 18; 304
were 65 or older.
The average age of the 1999 claimants was 38.
Claims filed by women totaled
8,025 (31.1 percent).
- The average weekly wage at time of injury
for 1999 claimants was $489.98. The average weekly wage for
Oregon workers, excluding federal employees,
Workers in their first year
with an employer filed 9,143 claims, 35.4 percent of the total
accepted in 1999.
Ninety percent of the accepted
disabling claims came from private industry.
Motor vehicles were the most
common secondary source of injury in 1999, contributing in
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
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