Workplace injuries can occur in any industry and can be expensive, uncomfortable and debilitating for employees and companies in general. Most of the time, these injuries occurred accidentally.
Travelers, who offer workers compensation insurance, analyze their claims data to find the most common accidents and injuries in the workplace.
These are the most common injury in the workplace, according to the company’s latest Injury Impact Report:
-Bumps and bruises
-Sprains and strains
-Puncture or cuts
The main causes of this injury include material handling (32 percent); slip, travel and fall (16 percent); struck or collided with an object (10 percent); accidents involving tools (7 percent); and trauma occurring over time (4 percent).
It is important to focus on protection and recovery techniques in the workplace to avoid injury and minimize the effect if it occurs.
The most common injuries that we see often can be prevented by applying appropriate security measures, if security concerns are addressed quickly and if leaders continue to emphasize safety culture with employees.
To help prevent workplace injuries, Travelers recommends that employers only employ highly qualified job candidates and understand the security risks involved. From there, workers should participate in safety programs and training sessions. Leaders should also provide support to employees, ensuring adequate communication on security measures.
If an accident or injury occurs, it is important to put your employees on the road to recovery as soon as possible. Even minor injuries, such as strains or sprains, can affect employees and slow down the company’s operations and productivity. By providing the right tools and support for your employees, you can help them recover faster.
The report is based on an analysis of over 1.5 million worker compensation claims filed between 2010 and 2014 by several companies and industries.