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Work Injury Workers Compensation

   Based on 2010 US Department of Labor data,
  • Overall incidence of significant work injuries among full-time employees in the United States was 1.2%. 
  • Occupations with >3% incidence of work injuries: nursing aide, orderly, light/delivery truck driver, warehouse worker, construction laborer, big rig truck driver, and janitor. 
  • Incidence of work injury for government workers (federal, state, county, city, public schools), including law enforcement and firefighters, was approximately two thirds higher than for private sector workers. 
  • Government landscapers with at least 1 day lost from work sustained 250% more reported injuries than comparable occupations in the private sector. 
  • Government janitorial workers sustained almost 300% more injuries, with at least 1 lost day from work, than their private sector counterparts.


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