Costs of Compensable Claims By Injury Type for Trucking

Trucking industry for 2004 through 2008

Cost of compensable claims by type of injury:

  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) 32%.
  • Vehicles 18%.
  • Falls from elevation 15%.
  • Other 14%.
  • Struck 12%.
  • Falls from same level 9%.
Cost of compensable claims by type of injury are detailed above. WMSD's are work-related musculoskeletal disorders which include injuries to muscles, tendons, and related nerves of the back, neck, shoulder, arm, hand and wrist, usually from overexertion or repetitive motion. Compensable claims are those that involve time-loss (partial wage-replacement) benefits.

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