Top Ten Causes Of Workplace Injuries

Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Injuries at work can occur in any industry. Therefore, it is important to understand common accidents in the workplace in order to understand related prevention strategies. According to a 2018 Liberty Mutual Safety study, the top 10 causes of serious, nonfatal workplace include the following:

  • Overexertion involving outside sources
  • Falls on the same level
  • Falls to a lower level
  • Struck by object or equipment
  • Other exertions or bodily reactions
  • Roadway incidents involving motorized vehicles
  • Slip or trip without fall
  • Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
  • Struck against object or equipment
  • Repetitive motions

Workplace Injures

These accidents at work account for over $58 billion in direct workers compensation costs in the U.S. The good news is that most workpalce accidents are preventable. To learn more about how to prevent workplace accidents and resulting injuries and how to prevent them from happening click here or visit Accident Help Zone.