The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers explain that one of the leading causes for employee's filing claims for workers' compensation is occupational illness. A study from the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission recently examined the rates of occupational illness in the state and found shocking conclusions.
According to an article from UCONN Today, researchers found there were a total of 7,265 cases of occupational illness reported in Connecticut during 2011 alone. Calculations determined this gave the state a rate of 27.8 illnesses per 10,000 employees., This rate was found to be 35 percent higher than the national average and were an increase over numbers from the previous year.
The most common conditions that were reported were musculoskeletal disorder. These illnesses were typically found in employees from the manufacturing, government, health, and education industries.
Experts explained that using more ergonomical practices and safer chemicals at jobsites could significantly decrease the number of injuries seen in the state. They added that implementing programs that can track and prevent disease, along with providing contact information for those to report such incidents to, would also drastically reduce the number of occupational illness occurrences recorded each year.
Carter Mario's team of Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers are hopeful the report and its suggestions will be utilized by businesses to better protect their workers from the dangers occupational illnesses can pose.