Employee Injury Trends in Wholesale [Infographic]
Wholesalers rely on their employees to handle and move products, often on tight timelines. Along with the demanding physical nature of the jobs, which can include loading and unloading merchandise, order picking and stocking shelves, some workers may also spend much of their time behind the wheel. According to Travelers data, motor vehicle accidents represent 6% of the industry’s claims, yet the resulting injuries cost almost double that of the average cost of all other wholesale claims.
2023 INJURY IMPACT REPORT
Employee Injury Trends in WHOLESALE
Average number of days wholesale employees missed due to workplace injuries: 69
Five most common causes of injury across all wholesale workers
19% Slips, trips and falls
12% Struck by an object
6% Caught-in or caught-between hazards
6% Motor vehicle accidents
Of the most common causes of injury, motor vehicle accidents had the highest average cost per claim.
35% of all wholesale injuries were to first-year employees.
First-year injuries made up 31% of all wholesale workers compensation costs. All data included is Travelers indemnity claim data, in accident years 2016-2020. Zero-dollar claims are excluded. Valued 12/31/2021. Losses are unlimited and undeveloped. Unless otherwise noted, data points highlighted in this infographic represent claims across all employees in the wholesale industry.
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2023 Travelers Injury Impact Report [PDF]
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