Top 3 Wholesale Workers’ Compensation Claims


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Friedlander Group analyzed hundreds of claims, worth $11.25 million, from clients over a 5 year period to determine the Top 3 Wholesale Workers’ Compensation Claims
Type of Claim % of Claims % of Claims Cost Additional Information
#1 Slips, Trips, & Falls 33% 40% 4/7 slips, trips, and falls were from employees exiting trucks, cars, and forklifts
#2 Lifting Injuries 18% 25% 8/17 lifting injuries were to the shoulders
#3 Struck By 15% 13% Include employees struck by falling product, moving equipment, and opening and closing doors

Claims occur most frequently on Monday (19%), Tuesday (20%) and Wednesday (24%)

Age Demographics

Employees in their 20’s reported 22% of all claims

Employees in their 30’s & 40’s reported 50% of all claims

Employees in their 50’s reported 18% of all claims

Employees in their 60’s reported 7% of all claims

Median Age of a Wholesale Worker in the U.S.: 41.9

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Proper Claims Management can help to limit the expense of these claims but accident prevention and achieving zero injuries is the best way to control workers’ compensation costs

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