Non-HCO Claimsrefers to the total number of Non Health Care Only
claims.A Non-HCO claim must have a
Short Term Disability (STD),Long Term Disability (LTD) or Fatal benefit in the year of injury or in
the following 3 months.
Person-Yearsof employment for an employer are estimated by
dividing the employer's payroll by the average wage rate for the
industry the employer operates in.The
assumption being made is that wage rates are the same for all employers in the
industry.For example, a person year is
equivalent to one person working fulltime at an occupation for a one year period.
Claimsinclude all Non-HCO
claims first-paid in the month of injury or in the following three months
which also meet at least one of the following criteria: 28 or more days of wage
loss in the period; health care costs equivalent to 28 or more days of wage loss; a
fatality; one of 275 ICD9 serious codes.
Injury Raterepresents the serious injury claims per 1,000 Person Years.
(Derived from # ICD9 Serious Injury Claims and # Person Years).
STD (Short-term Disability) Durationrepresents
an estimate of the average number of STD Days paid for each STD claim.It is calculated according to the methodology
developed by the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), and
is based on all STD days paid in the year including days lost on injuries that
occurred prior to the start of the 12-month period.Days arising from rehabilitation payments are excluded from the
STD/LTD/Fatal claims refers to the number of
short-term disability, long-term disability, and fatal claims accepted in the year (for
all years of injury).It does not
include health-care-only claims.
Work Days Paidis the total short term disability (STD) days and
rehabilitation income continuity (code R) days paid in the year
regardless of year of injury.