|Five leading causes of injuries account for 72% of costs
|Figures released by Liberty Mutual Group Inc. show the five leading causes of workplace injuries account for 72% of direct comp costs. The leading causes are:
Injuries that round out the top 10 causes are highway incidents, “caught in/compressed by” mishaps, struck against object, repetitive motion and assaults, adds Business Insurance, which reported the Liberty Mutual research.
- Overexertion – injuries caused by lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, and carrying
- Fall on same level
- Fall to lower level
- Bodily reaction – injuries from bending, climbing, reaching, and standing
- Struck by object