Indicator full name: Number of people injured due to work-related accidents
Unit: number of persons
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2022
Last updated: 04 October 2023
- WHO European Region
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- Central Asian Republics Information Network members (CARINFONET)
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Western Balkans
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E115502.T
Occupational injuries include deaths, personal injuries and diseases resulting from work accidents. Work accidents are accidents occurring at or in the course of work which may result in death, personal injury or disease (ILO Yearbook of Labour Statistics). All industries are included. Commuting accidents on the way to or from work are excluded. It is understood that national definitions and registration practices vary significantly._
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Break in time series:
2007: In 2007, the Austrian Accident Insurance (AUVA) changed their system of statistical
documentation. This is why the accidents of 2007 were documented in 2008.
deadly work-related accidents and all reported work-related accidents with injury for which an
allowance was granted are included. Commuting accidents on the way to or from work are excluded.
Remark: the data refer only to people working in the private sector.
absence from work for more than three calendar days. Includes non-fatal accidents only. These
accidents were reported to the Department of Labor Inspection (DLI) during the reference period.
Commuting accidents, accidents to self-employed persons and accidents to third persons (member of
the public) are not included. A break in series occurs in 2001, due to a change in the data sources
used (combined data from the DLI and the Social Insurance Servcices).
Note: As of 2016, the figures for the period 1998-2001 have been revised. According to the revised
figures, an increase in the number of work-related accidents occurs during the period 2001-2003.
During that period the DLI, in an effort to improve the underreporting of accidents at work, and in
collaboration with the Social Insurance Services, used information not only from the side of
employers, but also from the side of the employees who were engaged in accidents, recording an
increase in the total number of accidents.
Break in time series: from year 2006 to year 2007.
Up to 1994, accidents on the way to or from work are included. From 1995 they are excluded.
Data updated in December 2014.
activity, so that all the accidents at work for which insurance institutions have paid compensation
are recorded in the statistics. The cut-off point is the last day of the year following the
statistical reference year. The statistics examine primarily the occupational accidents that have
resulted in a disability of at least four days. This delimitation corresponds to the one used in
Eurostat statistics on accidents at work. Earlier Statistics Finland statistics on occupational
accidents have applied the limit of disability of at least three days.
and Health, Annual statistical report of the Federal Government on the state of safety and health at
work and on work accidents and occupational diseases in the Federal Republic of Germany.
http://osha.europa.eu/fop/germany/de/statistics/statistiken or http://www.gbe-bund.de
Coverage: Data contain the number of notifiable occupational accidents of those insured by legal
accident insurance institutions. An occupational accident is an accident, which a person insured
suffers because he or she exercises an insured activity inside or outside of the workplace (õ 8 SGB
VII). An accident is notifiable according to õ 193 SGB VII, when a person insured is killed by an
accident or injured so severely, that the person is unable to work for more than three days.
Commuting accidents on the way to or from work are excluded.
Deviation from the definition: Only the number of notifiable occupational accidents can be provided.
It is assumed, for simplicity that each accident refers to one person only.
greater than 3 days absence. The data comes from the CSOs Quarterly National Household Survey
(QNHS). The injury and illness data from QNHS rely on self-reporting and thus may be subject to
sampling or other survey errors. Rather than showing definitive numbers, the numbers presented
therefore indicate trends and broad orders of magnitude. Source for 1980-1989: ILO
A break in series occurs in 2012 due to survey methodological changes. For more information see
Source: National Insurance Institute.
and have been compensated before the end of the next year. Since 2005 data refer to accidents which
occurred in each year and have been compensated before 30 April of two years later (eg. 2005:
accidents occurred in 2005 and compensated before 30 April 2007). Latest year of data is
provisional. The years 2010-2014 have been update to 31.10.2015.
as from 2010 ? persons with 4 or more working days lost as well as deaths.
Note: Drop in trend during early 1990s due to major changes in political and economic situation.
at least one day, excluding the day of the accident.
Source: Association Assurance Accident (Safety Insurance Association) within the social security
Coverage: All industries. Agriculture, public administration, army are included. Occupational
diseases, commuting accidents and school-related accidents are excluded.
Break in time series: Since 2013, school-related accidents, commuting accidents and work-related
accidents causing an absence from work of less than one day (excluding the day of the accident) are
employees (not to the number of accidents) with physical or mental injuries due to work accidents
causing absence from work.
Break in series 2014: the survey has been changed: 1. Gross sample size has been raised from 80,000
to 140,000 employees, 2 target population is now 15-75 years (was 15-65 years), 3 method is now
mostly Web based survey (instead of paper based), 4 questions have been reformulated 5 data
collection is now carried out by Statistics Netherlands.
2008-2013: Survey NEA, Nationale Enquete Arbeidsomstandigheden, carried out by TNO and processed by
TNO reports on Injuries due to work accidents, on behalf of the Ministry of Labour and Social
Affairs (2006-2007).Break in series 2005: figures according to old series from LIS: 2005: 78000;
2006: 83000; 2007:93000. Dutch Injury Surveillance System (LIS), 1997-2007, Consumer Safety
Institute Amsterdam. LIS records statistics of people treated at Emergency Departments of 17
hospitals, that form a representative sample of general and university hospitals in the Netherlands
with a continuously staffed Emergency Department. This enables extrapolation of the registered
numbers to national figures, provided the numbers are large enough.
Coverage: Accidents at work on private farms in agriculture are included.
administration, as well as accidents on the way are also excluded.
Source of data: Ministry of Solidarity and Social Security Coverage: National
Break in time series: the data for 2000 are not comparable with previous years. A new methodology
was adopted which is more thorough and data from 2000 are considered as a new data series.
annual survey \Health and Safety\" in cooperation with Labour Inspectorate. The survey collects
information on the number of injured at work with a disability for 3 days or more
From 2008, notified cases of injuries due to accidents at work are included (employers information
to health insurance system). Injuries with at least 1 day of absence are included, commuting
Before 2008, cases of sick leave marked at general practitioners as due to injury at work were
reported, commuting accidents included. Source: The National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia,
Injuries at work data base.
Sociales Ministry of Employment and Social Segurity. Estatistics of work-related accidents and
Total number of persons injured (no. severe+severe+fatal) in work-related accidents during the work
Data for 1996 are provisional.
Statistics of accidents leading to sick leave, i.e. a sick day or more. All reported occupational
diseases are reported. Accidents at work among employees and self-employed persons. Not commuting
accidents. The Swedish Information System for Occupational Accidents and Work-related Diseases
(ISA) was instituted in 1979, under the authority of the Swedish Work Environment Authority. ISA
contains data on occupational accidents and work-related diseases reported under the Work Injury
The increase in year 2013 is due to the increased coverage resulting from changes in legislation.