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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rate of Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries Unchanged BLS Reports

Workers' Compensation claims flow from accidents and injuries at work and the recent report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is a good predictor of the rate of future claims. A shift has taken place in US as the private sector reflects a decline in workplace injury rates.

"Nearly 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers  in 2011, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, according to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) conducted by the U.S. Bureau  of Labor Statistics. The rate reported for 2011 was unchanged for the first time in a  decade during which the total recordable cases (TRC) injury and illness incidence rate among private industry employers declined significantly each year since 2002, when estimates from the SOII were first  published using the current OSHA requirements for recording occupational injuries and illnesses."
Jon L.Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson). For over 3 decades the Law Offices of Jon L. Gelman 1.973.696.7900 have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.

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