Workers' Compensation Tops $1 Billion a Week
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Liberty Mutual has released the new
Workplace Safety Index and reports that each year U.S. businesses spend more than $1 billion
dollars a week on serious, nonfatal workplace injuries. This equals nearly
$60 billion dollars a year that is directed to workers’ compensation
costs each year. The insurance company has also issued a list of the top
ten injury causes that affect businesses yearly. Overexertion caused by
outside sources ranks number one of causes of workplace injuries with
23% of total injuries. Falls on the same level equaled 17.7%, falls to
a lower level was third at 9.2% and being struck by equipment or an object was 7.4%
Workplace injuries can be as small as a slip or trip to a more severe injury
like a devastating fall. Companies across the U.S. are responsible for
the safety of their employees. Safety programs are put in place to protect
employees from potential dangers of the job. If you or anyone is hurt
on the job it is important to alert your supervisor or boss of any accident.
Even if the injury is minor, it should still be reported because this
may mean that a hazard needs to be addressed. Any time an employee notices
a workplace hazard, they should report it immediately. Companies are responsible
for providing a safe workplace and should follow up on any concerns from
employees. If a workplace accident has resulted in your suffering injuries,
contact a personal injury attorney. An attorney can help determine if
the company is liable for your injuries and help pursue legal action.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC have decades
of experience helping those who have been injured in workplace accidents.
We focus on our clients and their injuries and needs. We help alleviate
stress by communicating directly with the clients throughout the legal
process. Our consultations are free at our downtown St. Louis office.
Call our office today to schedule your consultation and get the care and compensation