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Table 5 Type of injury for notifiable occupational accidents and accidents en route to/from work among physiotherapists, summarised for the years 2007 to 2011, BGW data

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

Type of injury Type of accident Total
Occupational accident Accident en route to/from work
Not specified Number 4,414 3,200 7,614
% 69.6% 66.8% 68.4%
Closed, fully reversible injury Number 178 134 312
% 2.8% 2.8% 2.8%
Closed, bloody injuries with lasting damage to substance Number 41 44 85
% 0.6% 0.9% 0.8%
Torsion, sprain Number 289 329 618
% 4.6% 6.9% 5.6%
Dislocation Number 41 30 71
% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
Laceration, cuts Number 461 176 637
% 7.3% 3.7% 5.7%
Closed fracture Number 807 778 1,585
% 12.7% 16.2% 14.2%
Open fracture Number 55 50 105
% 0.9% 1.0% 0.9%
Burning, scalding, chemical burn, radioactive contamination, hypothermia, frostbite, electrical effects Number 24 0 24
% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2%
Other injuries Number 34 41 75
% 0.5% 0.9% 0.7%
Type of injury unknown or unclassifiable Number 2 6 8
% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Total Number 6,346 4,788 11,134
% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%