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Workers Comp Statistics in Texas

The statistics below are specifically for Workers compensation claims that resulted in at least 1 day of lost work in Texas.


Workers comp claims in Texas by age

Of the 92,692 claims in 2012

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Workers comp claims in Texas by gender

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Claims by years of service

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Top 10 Texas Counties with Highest Claims

  1. Harris County – 14, 609 claims at an overall state percent of 15.80%
  2. Dallas County – 7,642 claims at an overall state percent of 8.20%
  3. Tarrant County – 7,148 claims at an overall state percent of 7.70%
  4. Bexar County – 6,783 claims at an overall state percent of 7.30%
  5. El Paso County – 3,184 claims at an overall state percent of 3.40%
  6. Travis County – 3,145 claims at an overall state percent of 3.40%
  7. Hidalgo County – 2,763 claims at an overall state percent of 3.00%
  8. Denton County – 2,084 claims at an overall state percent of 2.20%
  9. Collin County – 1,735 claims at an overall state percent of 1.90%
  10. Fort Bend County – 1,656 claims at an overall state percent of 1.80%
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Top 6 Texas Work Industries with Highest Claims

  1. Educational Services at 11,736 – includes but not limited to elementary and secondary schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities, technical and trade schools.
  2. Manufacturing at 11,405 – includes but not limited to food, beverage and tobacco product, textile mills, apparel manufacturing, leather and allied product, wood product, paper, printing, petroleum, coal, plastics, rubbers, nonmetallic, metal, machinery, furniture, and chemical.
  3. Public Administration at 10,445 – includes but not limited to legislative bodies, executive offices, public finance activities, and general govt support.
  4. Administrative and Support and Waste Management at 8,330 – includes but not limited to office admin, facilities support services, employment agencies, collection agencies, travel services, security services, pest control, landscaping, janitorial, waste collection, and waste treatment.
  5. Construction at 8,149 – includes but not limited to residential and nonresidential construction, heavy and civil engineering construction, and specialty trade contractors.
  6. Healthcare and Social Assistance at 6,468 - includes but not limited ambulatory health care services, hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and social assistance.
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Top 10 Natures of Injury or Illness with Highest Texas Workers Comp Claims

  1. Strains – 25,379 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses at 27.40%
  2. Contusion with bruise on skin surface – 11,585 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses at 12.50%
  3. Sprains – 8,252 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses 8.90%
  4. Fracture (break of bone or cartilage) – 8,125 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses at 8.80%
  5. Laceration – 6,125 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses at 6.60%
  6. Multiple physical injuries – 2,613 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses at 2.80%
  7. Inflammation – 1,768 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses at 1.90%
  8. Dermatitis – 1,562 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses at 1.70%
  9. Burn – 1,515 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses at 1.60%
  10. Puncture – 1,465 claims for a percentage of total injuries or illnesses at 1.60%
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Top 5 Texas Claims by Body Part Injured
  1. Low Back Area – 10,037 claims, making up 10.80% of total body parts injured
  2. Knee – 8,122 claims, making up 8.80% of total body parts injured
  3. Fingers – 5,542 claims, making up 6% of total body parts injured
  4. Shoulders – 5,323 claims, making up 5.70% of total body parts injured
  5. Ankle – 4,367 claims, making up 4.70% of total body parts injured
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8 Leading Causes of Workers Compensation Injuries in Texas

  1. Strain by Lifting – 9,457 claims, making up 10.20% of all leading causes of injuries or illnesses
  2. Fall or Slip on same level – 5,804 claims, making up 6.3% of all leading causes of injuries or illnesses
  3. Injury by pushing or pulling – 3,843 claims, making up 4.1% of all leading causes of injuries or illnesses
  4. Fall or Slip from different level (elevation) – 3,194 claims, making up 3.4% of all leading causes of injuries or illnesses
  5. Struck by falling/flying object – 3,156 claims, making up 3.4% of all leading causes of injuries or illnesses
  6. Collision or Sideswipe with another vehicle – 2,380 claims, making up 2.6% of all leading causes of injuries or illnesses
  7. Strain by Twisting – 2,126 claims, making up 2.3% of all leading causes of injuries or illnesses
  8. Struck or injured on an object being lifted or handled – 2,003 claims, making up 2.2% of all leading causes of injuries or illnesses

The report shows "lost workday claims" only; Claims where employers with workers comp insurance reported employees missing at least 1 day of work. www.usworkerscomp.com gathered this information from the Texas Department of Insurance claims query tool. All data is based on 92, 692 claims.

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