Employee Injury Trends in Small Business

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By Travelers
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a steady stream of challenges for small business owners focused on maintaining operations as they continue to adapt to repeated disruptions, such as labor shortages and supply chain backups. In many cases, these issues have increased the likelihood of small business employees handling multiple roles at once, which can lead to burnout or injury.

2023 Employee Injury Trends in Small Business infographic, see details below

Having an employee out of work for even one day due to injury or illness can have a significant effect on a small business and its ability to operate. According to Travelers data, the newest employees are the most vulnerable, with 42% of workers compensation claims from small businesses involving employees with less than one year in their role.

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2023 Travelers Injury Impact Report [PDF]

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