Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for negligence.
While plans differ among jurisdictions, provisions can be made for weekly payments in place of wages, compensation for economic loss, reimbursement or payment of medical expenses, and benefits payable to the dependents of workers killed during employment.
These are the current top five filed worker compensation claims in the nation.
No.1: Overexertion—or injuries caused by lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, and carrying resulting in $12.75 billon in annual workers’ compensation claims.
No. 2: Fall on same level—a disabling injury that cost businesses $7.94 billion in annual workers’ compensation claims.
No. 3: Fall to lower level—which cost businesses $5.35 billion in annual workers’ compensation claims.
No. 4: Bodily reaction—defined as injuries from bending, climbing, reaching, standing, sitting, and slipping or tripping without falling cost businesses $5.28 billion in annual workers’ compensation claims.
No. 5: Struck by object, which cost businesses $4.64 billion in annual workers’ compensation claims.
If you have experienced any injury on the job, call Pulgini Norton today and let us help you to get you your rightful compensation.