A Workers’ Compensation Risk No Industry Should Ignore


Slips, trips and falls remain a leading workers’ compensation loss driver in almost every industry.

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, falls caused 880 work fatalities in 2019 — up 11% from the year prior and the number two cause of fatalities — and resulted in 244,000 non-fatal injuries.

Falls can be a persistent problem in workers’ compensation programs. Many falls — such as those caused by uneven surfaces, spills or trip hazards — are preventable. Organizations need to have a comprehensive, well-executed fall prevention program as an integral part of their risk management strategy.