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Accidents at work with leave

Accidents at work with leave Catalonia. Value
Total Mild Severe Deadly Incidence rate. Deadly accident Incidence rate. Total accidents with leave
2018 (p) 94,695 94,124 511 60 2.08 3,289.16
2017 91,215 90,636 525 54 1.94 3,277.48
2016 89,147 88,538 541 68 2.55 3,340.24
2015 81,872 81,264 539 69 2.69 3,193.35
2014 77,262 76,706 499 57 2.31 3,124.70
2013 72,772 72,177 545 50 2.06 2,991.46
2012 73,702 73,068 568 66 2.66 2,967.67
2011 92,304 91,545 681 78 3.10 3,673.85
2010 104,721 103,895 762 64 2.51 4,107.01
2009 113,015 112,104 804 107 4.12 4,347.06
2008 147,919 146,653 1,161 105 3.76 5,300.47
2007 161,073 159,676 1,292 105 3.73 5,723.98
2006 162,979 161,586 1,250 143 5.22 5,949.57
2005 152,674 151,149 1,423 102 3.88 5,803.24
2004 157,621 155,852 1,620 149 5.89 6,232.70
2003 170,045 168,293 1,601 151 6.15 6,930.96
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
(p) Provisional data.
Accidents at work with leave Spain. Value
Total Mild Severe Deadly Incidence rate. Deadly accident Incidence rate. Total accidents with leave
2018 (p) 520,037 515,614 3,917 506 3.15 3,242.17
2017 515,082 510,682 3,904 496 3.20 3,322.78
2016 489,065 484,912 3,657 496 3.32 3,277.87
2015 449,223 445,365 3,358 500 3.46 3,106.83
2014 417,377 413,689 3,234 454 3.24 2,979.25
2013 397,051 393,327 3,292 432 3.13 2,872.93
2012 400,844 396,775 3,625 444 3.21 2,896.59
2011 501,579 496,791 4,268 520 3.61 3,479.11
2010 553,915 548,554 4,805 556 3.81 3,798.83
2009 605,073 599,368 5,073 632 4.25 4,068.58
2008 828,941 821,046 7,064 831 5.23 5,220.13
2007 934,351 924,774 8,733 844 5.26 5,818.63
2006 934,743 925,004 8,773 966 6.23 6,029.66
2005 906,836 896,063 9,783 990 6.68 6,119.55
2004 876,596 865,167 10,474 955 6.72 6,170.68
2003 899,737 887,309 11,395 1,033 7.54 6,569.32
Source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
(p) Provisional data.

Last update: March 4, 2019.

Methodological note

The data on accidents at work are drawn up upon the basis of the notifications of accidents that companies and management entities are required to submit to the labour authority, in accordance with the Order of the MTIN (Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security) of 16 December 1987 and Order TAS/2926/2002 of 19 November. Order TRI/10/2004 of 26 January approves the procedure for the electronic notification of accidents at work via the portal of the AOC (Open Administration of Catalonia).

An accident at work is regarded as any specific event that causes a physical or mental bodily injury suffered by a worker as a result of the work performed. All the accidents of workers who contribute for this contingency are included.

Notifications of accidents at work with leave must be submitted when there is an accident that results in the worker being off work for a minimum period of five working days, starting from the date on which the accident occurs or the date of the medical leave. Accidents at work involving an absence from work for at least one day, excluding that of the accident, are included following the medical leave. Relapses, understood as the medical leave of a worker as a direct consequence of a previous accident, are not included.

The statistical accounting, according to the time reference, starts on the date of acceptance of the notifications by the labour authority, which is the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families in Catalonia. In the case of Spain, until December 2008 the MTIN tabulated the accidents in accordance with the date of acceptance by the labour authority (as the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families does) but, since January 2009, the MTIN has tabulated the data in accordance with the date of the medical leave. This means that the data for Spain and Catalonia are not directly comparable from 2009 onwards.

Accidents at work of people affiliated to any of the Social Security systems that specifically cover these contingencies are included, as they are the only ones obliged to submit the above-mentioned documents and notifications. The statistical coverage is partial in some economic sectors, professional situations and occupations (e.g. self-employed workers, family and household workers, the public administration and education). The systems in which the protective action specifically includes the contingency of accidents at work are as follows: the General System, the Special Coal Mining Regime, the Special Agricultural System and the Special Regime for Workers at Sea. In accordance with the regulations, the Special Agricultural System and the Special Household System have been included in the General System since 1 January 2012. Workers affiliated to the Special Regime for Self-Employed Workers may voluntarily opt for coverage of the contingencies.

The incidence rate represents the number of accidents per 100,000 workers exposed to risk.

The accidents are classified in accordance with the place in which they occur:

  • on a working day: if they take place during the working day, in the workplace itself or on a journey. Traffic accidents and other accidents in any means of transport and accidents that occur outside the company are included, but only if they occur during the working day.
  • in itinere: if they occur during a journey from the place of residence to the place of work or vice versa outside working hours.

The chief economic activity of the workplace in which the worker conducts his/her activity was classified until 2008 by means of the 1993 Rev.1 (CCAE-93 Rev.1) Catalan classification of economic activities. Since 2009 it has been classified in accordance with the new 2009 Catalan classification of economic activities.

Accidents are classified as mild, severe or deadly in accordance with their seriousness.

All the data are definitive except for those for last year, which are provisional.

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