So yesterday we discussed the top ten injuries that occur at the workplace, be it white collar or blue collar.  But today we’re going to look at those type of injuries that cost the most on a CT workers comp claim. Just because an injury may occur with more frequency than others, the cost associated with each injury can vary significantly.

A recent survey conducted by a leading insurance firm has revealed the top ten most costly injuries that occur in the workplace, both in an office and at a work site. So may be a surprise to you, others, well not so much.  The long and short of it is this: any injury costs not only money and a claim on your business’s CT workers comp insurance, but also an able body who is more than likely essential to the overall success of your company. 

Without further delay, here are the top 10 most costly injuries claim on workers comp from 2012:

1.Overexertion — $13.61 billion

2. Fallon same level (including slips, trips

andfalls) – $8.61 billion

3.Bodily reaction—$5.78 billion

4. Fallto lower level — $5.12 billion

5.Struck by Object — $4.10 billion

6.Struck Against Object — $2.11 billion

7.Repetitive Motion — $2.02 billion

8.Highway incident — $1.99 billion

9.Caught in/compressed by — $1.79 billion

10.Assault / violent act — $640 million

So as you can see, some of these injuries and claims can occur in an air conditioned office just as much as at a construction site.  So what can you, as a business owner in Connecticut do? Well as always, proper training with the right safety precautions is a good path to go down.  This will greatly reduce, if not eliminate entirely, not only the number of injuries incurred, but the costs associated with them. So protect your employees, have solid  CT workers comp coverage, and give Paradiso Insurance a call any time with any question you may have!