California Workers’ Compensation Institute Reports $1.46bn Loss

California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released figures which show that the compensation system for Californian workers was down $1.46bn, which equates to 5.5% of Californian Workers’ Compensation claims.

Minor wounds, back problems, arm, shoulder and knee damage were among the most commonly claimed for injuries.

In Ireland, nearly half of accidents on farms involve tractors and other machinery (49%), livestock accounts for 15%, and falls from height and drowning both represent 12% of all claims made. Unfortunately, the Injuries Board Ireland does not provide any information on farm accident claims in the same way as is done in the United States.