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Manufacturing: How Costly Can a Workplace Injury Be?

November 18, 2023
February 1, 2024

When it comes to a workplace injury, the first concern is always the employee’s well-being. It’s important that they know how much you value their health and safety before diving into the financial aspects of the injury.

Everything in the workplace comes with a price. When you put that price on the importance of your employees’ health and safety, you can see how essential it is to take the precautions required to reduce the risk of a workplace injury.

Manufacturing workplace injuries

Workplace injuries are a possibility in every type of industry, but they are even more common in sectors that require a lot of machinery and tools. That’s why more than 100,000 non-fatal manufacturing injuries occur every year. 

There are a variety of workplace injuries that your employees may sustain, from small bumps and bruises to musculoskeletal issues that could require time off. Some of the most common manufacturing workplace injuries include:

  • Muscle strain.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Tendinitis.
  • Hernia.
  • Pinched nerves.

The cost of workplace injuries in manufacturing

When one of your manufacturing employees sustains a workplace injury, the costs can add up more than you might think. Not only do you have to cover their health care, but you’ll also have to pay for loss of production.

On average, a workplace injury can cost an employer more than $100,000. Direct costs, like a workers’ compensation claim, can be an average of about $41,350. Indirect costs, like lost production recovery and administration expenses, can average out to $80,000.

Work-Fit can help you reduce the costs of workplace injuries

When it comes to the cost of workplace injuries in manufacturing, the total price depends on the type and severity of the injury. That’s why it’s important to not only reduce the risk of a workplace injury, but to take as many preventive measures as possible to decrease the damage if an employee has one. 

Our workplace injury prevention service makes sure that you have workplace safety regulations to decrease the risk of injuries. We also have an injury management service that can provide proper treatment if/when an employee sustains one.

Contact our team today to find out more about all the benefits Work-Fit can bring to your workplace.


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