2021 Wholesale Group Claims

2021 Wholesale Group Claims

April 05, 2022

2021 Wholesale Group Claims

Friedlander Group completed an analysis of the 2021 Wholesale Group of New York Workers' Compensation Claims to come up with the most frequent and costly claims.

In 2021, The Wholesale Group had 267 members. During the year, the group had 83 workers' comp claims with a total value of $1,840,194.

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 Wholesale Workers' Comp Claims

There were a total of 83 claims. below is a breakdown of their injury causes.

Slips, Trips & Falls20 Claims
Struck By20 Claims
Materials Handling9 Claims
Caught In/On9 Claims
Cut6 Claims
Automobile5 Claims
Other4 Claims
Twisted3 Claims 
Occupational1 Claim 
Exposure1 Claim 
Assault1 Claim 

Slips, Trips, & Falls and Struck By claims almost accounted for 50% of all claims, 40 out of 83.

2021 Most Costly Wholesale Workers' Comp Claims

The total value of the 2021 claims was $1,840,194. Below is a breakdown of their injury causes.

Assault53% of claims cost
Struck By16% of claims cost
Slips, Trips & Falls9% of claims cost
Automobile7% of claims Cost
Materials Handling5% of claims cost
Caught 3% of claims cost 
Occupational1% of claims cost 
Cut1% of claims cost 
Other 1% of claims cost 
Twisted0.05% of claims cost 
Exposure0% of claims cost 


The most costly claim, Assualt, was a one-off claim that had a total value of $977,527. An employee was assaulted while completing a delivery.

The most expensive Struck By claim was an employee struck by a forklift.

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.

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!

Hand Truck Safety Tips

Forklift Safety Training

Driving Safety: Protect Your On-The-Go Employees

4 Tips to Prevent Workplace Injury Due to Manual Lifting

Employee Footwear

Preventing Workplace Violence