Workplace Injury Statistics For South Carolina
While workplace safety and health conditions continue to improve, there are still some South Carolina workplace injury statistics that show which industries continue to be hazardous to workers well-being.
In 2019, working in South Carolina’s transportation and utilities industries produced the most non-fatal illnesses and injuries, followed by other unspecified services as compared to the rest of the United States:
However, the most hazardous
industries in South Carolina for both injuries and illnesses are public safety and justice. Hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities are the next highest industries that report workplace illnesses and injuries.
When comparing 2018 to 2019, the industries with the highest injury rates are still state and local government, transportation and utility industries.
What Kinds of Accidents Cause Workplace Injuries?
According to the National Safety Council, the most common injuries you could suffer in the workplace are:
- Sprains, strains, tears
- Soreness and pain
- Cuts, lacerations, punctures
Any of these injuries could cause you to miss work, pile up large medical bills and possibly leave you with lifelong physical limitations, which could impact future employment opportunities.
The most commonly injured body parts are:
If you get hurt on the job, there is a chance you may injure more than one body part listed above, and much like the injuries listed above, could leave you unable to work for a long period of time.
Your workplace could be dangerous if your employer doesn’t maintain floors, walkways, vehicles and machinery in safe, good working order.
Tripping, falling, getting hit by a vehicle or being exposed to hazardous atmospheric conditions as well as dangerous substances are workplace accident conditions your employer has to prevent.
If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury or illness, the Anastopoulo Law firm has South Carolina Workers Compensation attorneys who offer a free consultation to determine if you have a case to recover lost wages, be compensated for medical bills due a workplace accident or are disabled and unable to work. Contact us today at 800-777-777 to learn more.
Screenshots courtesy of South Carolina OSHA