Aug. 9: WCB Statistics Show Increase in Farming Workers’ Comp Claims
Posted On August 15, 2016
New WCB statistics show an increase in workers’ comp claims in the agriculture industry so far this year. The Board approved 143 farming claims from Jan. 1 to July 2, 2015 but approved 356 such claims for the same period in 2016. Of those claims:
- Two were for fatalities
- 147 involved time away from work
- 88 were for sprains or strains
- 76 were for superficial wounds
- 62 were for open wounds
- 43 were for fractures, dislocation or nerve damage.
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