According to an annual report put out by the AFL-CIO, 4,585 workers were killed on the job in 2013. Additionally, nearly 50,000 people died from work-related diseases. This means that 150 workers die on average each day in the U.S. from work-related causes. Another 3.8 million injuries were reported. If you are an employer and you haven’t looked at your workers’ comp insurance coverage recently, you should probably consult a workers’ comp MGA to find out if you are properly insured.

The report also had these statistics:

  • The cost of job injuries and illnesses is between $250 billion and $360 billion annually.
  • Construction workers had the largest number of fatal injuries (828), then transportation and warehousing employees (733).
  • Nursing and residential care workers had the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. After that came workers in the pet industry, policemen, firemen, veterinary workers, and skiing facility employees.
  • Musculoskeletal injuries caused by ergonomic hazards accounted for 33.5% of the 3.8 million workplace injuries reported.
  • Workplace violence is the second leading cause of job fatalities after transportation incidents. Women account for 70% of lost-time injuries due to workplace violence.

Talk to your workers’ comp MGA today to help make sure you’re doing everything you can to minimize safety hazards in your workplace.

Injuries in the Workplace Are a Serious Matter