July 15th, 2013
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Worker’s compensation is projected to costs U.S. businesses $ 1 billion each week in direct expenses related to medical expenses and compensation payments. The problem is further amplified when the indirect costs are considered including; training replacement employees, accident investigation, implementation of corrective measures, lost productivity and lower employee morale and absenteeism. The American Society of Safety Engineers estimates that these indirect cost related to workplace injuries may be 20 times the direct costs. Considering the staggering costs of workplace injuries it is critical to identify the most prevalent causes of workplace injuries resulting in worker’s compensation claims. The number one cause of worker injuries are musculoskeletal injuries and disorders related to overexertion. In fact 1 of every 4 reported workplace injuries is caused by overexertion.

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Costs and Causes of Workplace Injuries
Via: BOLT Insurance

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