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Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

This site serves to illustrate State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries data. The visualizations are produced in R using the following packages: rCharts, googleVis, and DT.

Workers’ compensation premium index rates (in dollars) 2014

This geo plot shows premium index rates for all states in 2014. Washington's premium index rate, at $2.00, ranks 17th in the nation for 2014. The rank and index rate can be viewed by hovering the mouse over the state.

Quick TipHover your mouse over the visualizations to interact with the graph and quickly view values.

Rate per $100 of payroll, variance from 2002-2015 mean rate

This bar graph shows the variance from Washington's 2002-2015 mean rate per $100 of payroll of $2.06 . Except for in 2007 and 2002, Washington's rates have remained within 30¢ of the mean 2002-2015 rate.

Rate Statistics

*The premium rate per $100 of payroll is a composite rate of all risk classes.

Data table functionalityClick and drag to move columns. Clicking the column arranges the column in ascending or descending order. Drag the slider to filter the column's values to the range you specify.     

Percent rate change from 1973 to current year

This bar graph shows the percent change from the prior year in the average composite net premium rate per hour worked.

*Assuming Year Ending March 31, 2014 Distribution of Hours by Class and 91% average Experience Factor

*Distribution of hours by class and 91% average Experience Factor.

Male vs. Female Claimants

This bar graph displays the percentages of accepted worker’s compensation claims made by men, compared to those made by women, from 2004 to 2014. As shown, claimants have remained predominantly male over the last 10 years; however, the percentage of female claimants has risen slightly since 2005.

Legend ControlsClick the "Stacked" label in the legend to view the groups stacked on top of each other in a single bar. The bars are grouped by default.

Age of claimants

This visualization shows the percentages of the following claimant age groups: younger than 30, 30 to 50, older than 50, and age unknown. The 30 to 50 year old age range consistently forms the majority of claimants.

Legend ControlsClick on groups in the legend to exclude them from the visualization. Click the group again to return it to view.

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

This line graph contrasts the rate of injury and illness cases per 100 workers for private industries in Washington State and in the nation as a whole. The visualization reveals that nearly every year, Washington's rate of injury and illness cases is about 1% higher than the national rate.

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Fatality rate per 100 full-time workers

This visualization compares Washington's fatality rate to the national fatality rate from 2002 to 2013. Washington's fatality rate is shown to be consistently lower than the nation's as a whole. Notably, Washington had the second lowest fatality rate amongst all states in 2013.

*Fatality rate is expressed per 100,000 full time equivalent workers.

2012-2014 injury claims by body part

This bubble chart compares injury claims for accepted State Fund claims in 2013 and 2014 fiscal years. The injured body part, as well as the number of claims for that part during the fiscal year, are shown on the y and x axes respectively. The size of the bubble indicates the total amount of incurred costs for that body part.

*Accepted State Fund claims only

*Only body part groups with a thousand claims or more were included in this visualization.

*The Injury Nature and Body Part are coded on a claim based on information presented on the initial injury Report of Accident.

Risk classes with highest average incurred costs (2014)

*Risk classes with less than 10 claims were excluded from this visualization.

Operating Environment
Workers covered over time

This line graph shows that the number of workers covered in Washington is steadily rising since its decline in 2009.

Claim Statistics

*The number of claims accepted and denied may not amount to the total number of claims filed for the year. For example, a claim may be filed in one year and accepted in another.

*The fiscal year spans from July- June.

Median total loss days paid

Number of claims accepted vs. denied

Annual and Quarterly Measures