Official Statistics of Finland

Occupational accident statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland
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Latest release:
Number of accidents at work in Finland 142,000 in 2011
27 Nov 2013
A total of 142,000 accidents at work occurred in Finland in 2011. Around 131,000 of these occurred to wage and salary earners and some 11,400 to self-employed persons (including farmers). The majority, or almost 119,000 of all accidents at work occurred at places of work or while in work traffic, whereas slightly over 23,000 of them occurred while commuting. These numbers also include minor accidents at work that led to disability lasting less than four days, and on which insurance companies paid compensation only for medical treatment expenses.

Next release:
19 Jun 2014

Description: The statistics on occupational accidents contain annual data on the occupational accidents that have occurred to wage and salary earners and own-account workers in agriculture. The statistics also contain data on occupational accidents that have occurred to other self-employed persons and the commuting accidents that have occurred to wage and salary earners. The data for the occupational accident statistics are created as a by-product from insurance activity, so that all the accidents at work for which insurance institutions have paid compensations 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.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Occupational accident statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-9544. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.4.2014].
Access method: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/ttap/index_en.html.

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