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Table 1 Insurance cases among physiotherapists in the years 2007 to 2011, BGW data

From: Occupational accident and disease claims, work-related stress and job satisfaction of physiotherapists

Reporting year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
Number of full-time staff 112,718 120,451 126,679 133,134 136,998 --
Total insured events (IE) 4,275 4,673 5,090 5,660 6,193 25,891
IEs per 1,000 full-time staff 17.9 18.1 18.6 20.4 22.6 --
Notifiable IEs 2,017 2,179 2,360 2,717 3,090 12,363
Reported occupational diseases (OD) 458 510 542 600 768 2,878
ODs per 1,000 IEs 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.5 5.6  
Notifiable ODs 189 208 216 263 353 1,229
Proportion of total ODs 41 41 40 44 46 43
Occupational accidents (OA) 2,429 2,645 2,826 3,096 3,336 14,332
OAs per 1,000 IEs 21.5 22.0 22.3 23.3 24.4  
Notifiable OAs 1,058 1,188 1,197 1,369 1,534 6,346
Accidents en route to/from work (AER) 1,388 1,518 1,722 1,964 2,089 8,681
AERs per 1,000 IEs 12.3 12.6 13.6 14.8 15.2  
Notifiable AERs 770 783 947 1,085 1,203 4,788
  1. IE insured event.
  2. OD occupational disease.
  3. OA occupational accident.
  4. AER accident en route to/from work.