Over the past 10 years, the number of people covered by the WSIB has increased. We now cover over 65 per cent of Ontario’s Schedule 1 workforce.
Comparing 2017 with 2016, there was an increase in the number of employers, WSIB-covered employment, and registered claims, while the percentage of workforce covered remains steady. In 2017, registered claims saw its highest yearly increase over the past decade.
In 2017, illness claims increased and noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) decreased, however, an over three per cent increase in injury claims resulted in an overall increase in registered claims.