Friday, January 22, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Overexertion Tops Workplace Injury List

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has released their annual report ranking the top ten causes of serious nonfatal workplace injuries. The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index is based on data compiled from Liberty Mutual, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Researchers analyze the data to determine which work injuries caused an employee to miss six or more days of work and then rank those events by total Workers’ Compensation costs. According to the index, Workers’ Compensation payouts for the most disabling workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in 2013, the most recent year studied. According to the index, overexertion involving external sources ranked first among the leading causes of disabling work-related injuries. In 2013, more than $15 billion in Workers’ Compensation was awarded to people who suffered an overexertion injury on the job, accounting for nearly one quarter of the national worker injury cost

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