WorkSafeBC Claim File

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Claim is a request for compensation under the Workers' Compensation Act. A compensation request is on behalf of a worker (known as the injured worker or the claimant) who may have been injured in a work-related accident, or suffers from an occupational disease, which may be a result of job-related factors. An adjudication process determines if a claim is valid and, if so, to what compensation benefits the injured worker is entitled. A claim is also known as a Compensation Claim and Work Related Claim. Claims include reports of accident or disease that may subsequently become a request for compensation at a future date.

Years available - 1981 onward (selected fields available 1962 or earlier)

Field Name

Description

Claim Number

A number that uniquely identifies a claim.
Replaced by project-specific identification number (unless otherwise authorised).

Consolidated Claim Number

The claim number of the claim that is considered the main claim (the claim number into which other claims have been consolidated). This number is the same as the claim number if the claim has not been consolidated.
Replaced by project-specific identification number (unless otherwise authorised).

Consolidation Indicator

The indicator that shows whether or not a claim is part of a group of claims that have been consolidated (first included in 1984).

Injured Worker ID**

ID number assigned to each new injured worker. Replaced by project-specific identification number

Claim Registration Date

The date claim was entered, or the earliest date a claim was entered for a group of consolidated claims. Also known as initial registration date.

Claim Injury Date

The date on which a worker was injured in an accident or an exposure.

First STD Payment Date

The date on which the first short term disability (STD) payment was made for the claim.

First LTD Payment Date

The first date on which a long term disability (LTD) reserve was set up for the claim, or the date on which the first lump sum LTD payment was made for the claim, whichever is earlier.

First FATAL Payment Date

The date on which a fatal reserve was set up for the claim, or the date on which the first lump sum fatal payment was made for the claim, whichever is earlier.

First Final STD Payment Date

The date on which the first "final" short-term disability (STD) payment was made for the claim. Available to May 2009 only.

First HC Payment Date

The date on which the first health care  (HC) payment was made for the claim.

First Vocational Rehabilitation  Payment Date

The date on which the first vocational rehab (VR)  was made for the claim.

First STD/LTD/FTL Payment Date

The earliest date of the claim's First STD Payment, First LTD Payment and First FATAL Payment dates.

FTL Claim Indicator

Indicates the claim has had a Fatal reserve established or Fatal payment made (can be counted as Fatal claim)

LTD Claim Indicator

Indicates the claim has had an LTD reserve established or  lump sum LTD payment made (can be counted as LTD claim).

STD Claim Indicator

Indicates the claim has had an STD payment made (can be counted as STD claim).

HCO Claim Indicator

Indicates the claim has had an HC payment made (can be counted as HC claim).

VR Claim Indicator

Indicates the claim has had a VR payment made (can be counted as VR claim)

Claim Eligibility Status

Code that identifies the status of a claim's qualification for workers compensation benefits.

Claim Active Status

Code that identifies the current activity status of the claim.

STD/LTD/FTL Claim Indicator

Indicates the claim can be counted as an STD, LTD or Fatal Claim.

Cost Total Amount

The sum of all claim costs charged to date on the claim. Claim cost includes health care costs, vocational rehabilitation costs, short term disability costs, long term disability reserves and/or lump sum payments, and fatal reserves and/or lump sum payments. Administration costs are not included.

Reporting Employer ID

Replaced by project-specific identification number (unless otherwise authorised). Available 1984 onward.

Reporting Classification Unit Number

Available 1984 onward.

Original Reporting Classification Unit Number

The Classification Unit Number (sector CU code) for the Classification Unit with which the Reporting Employer was originally classified (where a reclassification took place) (first included in 1984).

Reporting Employer Operating Location

The identifier (employer operating location code) of the Employer Operating Location of the Reporting Employer which indicates where (the location out of which) an injured worker was working at the time of accident or exposure (first included in 1984).

Employer Classification Instance Code

A code that indicates whether the employer ID belongs to a real employer or is a dummy employer or generated ID.

Employer ID

The employer number to which a claim count is assigned. When claim costs are split between multiple employers and/or CU numbers and/or employer cost center codes the claim must be counted for only one employer/ CU number /employer cost center code combination to prevent double-counting the claim.
Replaced by project-specific identification number.

Classification Unit

The classification unit number (sector CU code) associated with a Classification Unit (CU) to which a claim count is assigned. When claim costs are split between multiple employers and/or CUs and/or employer cost center codes.

ICD9 Code

The code that uniquely identifies the "International Classification of Diseases 9th (ICD9) Revision Clinical Modification" Medical Diagnosis Type (first included in 1981).

Source of Injury Type ID

A surrogate key that represents a unique combination of a source of injury code, standard and mapped source of injury code [a code lookup table is provided to researchers with this ID]  (first included in 1971).

Nature of Injury Type ID

A surrogate key that identifies a unique combination of injury code and mapped nature of injury mapping code  [a code lookup table is provided to researchers with this ID]  (first included in 1971).

Body Part Type ID

A surrogate key that identifies a unique combination of body part code and a mapped body part code  [a code lookup table is provided to researchers with this ID]  (first included in 1971).

Accident Type ID

A surrogate key that identifies a unique combination of accident type code and a mapped accident type code  [a code lookup table is provided to researchers with this ID] (first included in 1971).

Occupation Type ID

A surrogate key that identifies a unique combination of Statistics Canada, WCB Occupation Code, and mapped occupation code  [a code lookup table is provided to researchers with this ID] (first included in 1971).

Serious Injury Indicator

Indicates the claim has been classified as a "Serious Injury" claim.

Serious Injury Baseline Indicator

Indicator used to establish inclusion in denominator for the evaluation of serious injury rates.

Serious Injury Wage Loss in 28 Days Indicator

Indicates if the claim has a wage loss of 28 days or more within the month of injury or the following 3 months.

Serious Injury Health Care Cost Indicator

Indicates if the claim has high health care costs within the month of injury or the following 3 months.

Serious Injury Fatal Indicator

Indicates if the claim has a fatal payment within the month of injury or the following 3 months.

Serious Injury ICD9 Indicator

Indicates if the claim has been coded with one of ~275 ICD9 codes that indicate serious injury.

Serious Injury First LTD Payment Within Period Indicator

Indicates if the claim has an LTD payment within the month of injury or the following 3 months.

Serious Injury First STD Payment Within Period Indicator

Indicates if the claim has an STD payment within the month of injury or the following 3 months.

** Data field which could potentially identify an individual, and which therefore is only released to researchers having a clear need for the data in order to accomplish their research project.

 

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Page last revised: November 13, 2013