Workplaces Statistics

In North Dakota, there were 93,949 claims filed from 2018 to 2022. The majority of these work-related injuries and incidents were caused by strains, falls and slips, and the average cost of an indemnity claim in North Dakota in 2022 was $55,977.

Please use the statistics below to help identify problem areas and improve safety at your workplace.


North Dakota Statistics

• The most prevalent type of injury is upper extremity injuries, with a 5-year average of 35.2% of all claims.

• Strains are the most prevalent nature of injury, accounting for approximately 34.2% of all claims filed in 2022.

• The largest percentage of injury claims from 2018 – 2022 were in the 18 to 29, and the 50 to 59 age ranges, tied with 21.6% of all claims



Nationwide Statistics

• The number of preventable work deaths in 2022 totaled 4,695

• In 2022, the industry sector experiencing the largest number of preventable fatal injuries was construction

• The industry sector experiencing the highest fatality rates per 100,000 workers was agriculture

• Cost associated with occupational deaths and injuries in 2022 totaled $167 billion



Additional Statistics

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Source: NDDOT 2022 Crash Summary