10 Most Common Causes of Workplace Injury

According to the Workplace Safety Index released by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, the top causes of workplace injury are as follows:

  1. Overexertion (lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, or throwing)
  2. Falls on same level
  3. Struck by object or equipment
  4. Falls to lower level
  5. Other exertions or bodily reactions
  6. Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle
  7. Slip or trip without fall
  8. Caught in or Compressed by equipment or objects
  9. Repetitive motions involving micro-tasks
  10. Struck against object or equipment

Workplace injuries result in tens of billions of dollars to the workers compensation industry each year. In addition to protecting employers from the risk of a workplace injury, workers compensation policies are also required by law throughout the United States.

If you are a business owner, we recommend that you speak with your insurance agent to ensure that you have adequate workers compensation coverage.

Call us today at 877-506-5061, for a quote or review of your current worker compensation policy.

Sources: Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety: Workplace Safety Index ยป