Aug. 9: WCB Statistics Show Increase in Farming Workers’ Comp Claims

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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.