Occupational Injury Costs
In 1995, reports the Human Resources Development Canada publication Occupational injuries and their cost in Canada 1991 - 1995, 1 Canadian worker in 15 was injured on the job. This translates into 1 occupational injury for every 8.7 seconds worked. One injured worker in 29 missed at least 1 day of work.
Mean payment per occupational injury in Canada, adjusted for inflation
Although the number of occupational injuries reported by workers' compensation boards fluctuated between 1990 and 1995, an average of 1 million injuries was reported each year. From 1970 to 1995, the average compensation per injury (adjusted for inflation) increased from $1250 to $4510. In current (1997) dollars, the 1995 national average was $6020, with the highest average compensation found in Ontario ($7870), Quebec ($6520) and Newfoundland ($6070).