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Top 10 Most Common and Costly Workplace Accidents

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Top 10 Most Common and Costly Workplace Accidents

Workplace Accidents

A workplace accident can occur at any time and to anyone. It can occur in an office or on a construction site. These accidents cause significant injuries that range from minor sprains to more serious traumatic brain injuries. 

Work injuries lead to missed days of work and lost productivity for both employers and employees. In fact, the top ten most disabling workplace injuries cost businesses nearly $47 billion and accounted for nearly 85% of accident-related injuries that occurred at work. 

Industries With the Most Workplace Accidents

The 2019 Liberty Mutual Index identified the top ten most common workplace accidents in the United States, along with their costs. To determine which accidents occurred the most frequently, Liberty Mutual examined eight specific industries in the United States. These industries accounted for a high proportion of all workplace injuries. Those industries included:

  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Leisure & Hospitality

The Most Common and Costly Workplace Accidents

According to the Workplace Safety Index, the most common and costly workplace accidents include:

  1. Overexertion involving outside sources – these accidents accounted for 23.65% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries over $13 billion. 
  2. Falls on the same level – these accidents accounted for 18.72% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries over $10.3 billion. 
  3. Struck by an object – these accidents accounted for 9.4% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries over $5.2 billion. 
  4. Falls to a lower level – these accidents accounted for nearly 9% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries nearly $5 billion. 
  5. Other exertions – these accidents accounted for 6.6% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries over $3.6 billion. 
  6. Roadway incidents involving a motor vehicle – these accidents accounted for nearly 5% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries over $2.7 billion. 
  7. Slips without falling – these accidents accounted for nearly 4% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries over $2 billion. 
  8. Caught-between equipment – these accidents accounted for 3.4% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries nearly $2 billion. 
  9. Repetitive motion – these accidents accounted for nearly 3% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries over $1.5 billion. 
  10. Struck against an object – these accidents accounted for 2% of all workplace injuries and illnesses, and they cost industries over $1 billion. 

Have You Been Injured in a Workplace Accident in New Jersey? 

If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident in New Jersey, you may have trouble collecting the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. Injured workers could find their claims denied, even when they have a legitimate workplace injury. When this happens, you need someone on your side that can fight for you and your rights. 

To learn more about your legal rights, call the Vineland, New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys at Rosner Law Offices, P.C. today for a free initial consultation and review of your potential case. Contact us at (856)692-6500 or fill out our confidential contact form. Our office is conveniently located in Vineland, New Jersey, and we are ready to help you through this difficult time. Call today! 

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