Travellers: 3.7 Million Workers Injured Per Year

Businesses spend $170 billion per year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses (according to OSHA) – and these findings provide critical insight on how the numbers add up. Of all public sector and private US businesses, roughly 3.7 million workers are injured per year.

The Travelers Companies Inc., the country’s largest workers’ compensation carrier, released its Injury Impact Report, which identifies the most common causes of workplace accidents and injuries.

Travelers analyzed more than 1.5 million workers’ compensation claims filed between 2010 and 2014 from a variety of business sizes and industries and discovered that the most frequent causes of workplace injuries included:

  • Material handling (32 percent of total claims);
  • Slips, trips and falls (16 percent);

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