Friedlander Group completed an analysis of the 2021 Retail Group of New York Workers' Compensation Claims to come up with the most frequent and costly claims.
In 2021, The Retail Group had 648 members. During the year, the group had 236 workers' comp claims with a total value of $2,600,027.
It is worth noting, that the most frequent and costly claims differ in rank. Below is the breakdown of the most frequent and costly workers' compensation claims.
2021 Most Frequent Retail Workers' Compensation Claims
The Retail Group has 236 workers' compensation claims. Below is the breakdown by Injury Type.
|Cuts & Lacerations||53 Claims|
|Slips, Trips & Falls||48 Claims|
|Struck By||36 Claims|
|Materials Handling||30 Claims|
|Eye Injury||2 Claims|
|Animal Bite||1 Claims|
2021 Most Costly Retail Workers' Compensation Claims
|Slip, Trips & Falls||33% of claims cost|
|Automobile||21% of claims cost|
|COVID-19||14% of claims cost|
|Lifting||12% of claims cost|
|Cut||7% of claims cost|
|Caught||4% of claims cost|
|Occupational||3% of claims cost|
|Struck By||2% of claims cost|
|Assault||1% of claims cost|
|Push/Pull||1% of claims cost|
|All other Injuries||under 1% of claims cost|
The most expensive Slip, Trip & Fall claims were often from items left on the floor, changes in elevation (climbing or descending steps, stairs, and vehicles), and wet floors.
Automobileaccidents were the 6th most frequent type of injury cause but the 2nd most expensive. There were 8 incidents reported for a total value of $556,490.
Materials Handling claims result from lifting and moving items without the use of equipment. These are commonly back and shoulder claims
Proper Claims Management can help to limit the expense of claims, but accident prevention and achieving zero injuries is the best way to control workers' compensation costs. Keeping your employees working and safe is the ultimate goal of any employer trying to improve their bottom line. Below are Safety Articles to help prevent employee injuries!