Published Data Shows Ten Most Common Work Injuries
Updated: August 22, 2022
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published data on the ten most common work injuries.
Those injuries were as follows:
- Strains reported by mainly manual labor profession.
- Contusions which "bruising" injuries.
- Lacerations which commonly involve the hands and finger.
- Sprains usually caused by slip and fall injuries, pushing, pulling, or lifting heavy items.
- Punctures which involve sharp objects such as nail guns, scissors, power tools, and medical equipment.
- Burns and electrocutions caused by working around furnaces, chemicals, steam and electrical sources.
- Foreign objecting entering the body usually found on construction sites where impalement is most risky.
- Broken bones usually seen in vehicle accidents, slip and fall injuries, or misuse of heavy machinery.
- Crush injuries which are usually caused by heavy objects or machinery.
- Concussions can occur from falls or items falling from above (like at a construction site).
The data was published in 2020 based on a third-party provider that had paid benefits between 2011 and 2018. If the claims included more than basic ten listed above, the claim was not included in the data.