August is the Most Dangerous Month for Texas Workers

August 1, 2013

August is the most dangerous month of the year when it comes to on-the–job injuries, according to an analysis of claim data in Texas from the past two years by Travelers Companies Inc.

Texas employers filed more workers’ compensation claims in August than any other month, and these claims are often from injuries that may be avoided, including strains, sprains, lacerations and contusions, according to the Travelers’ data.

“The good news is many of these injuries are avoidable, and business owners can take advantage of risk management tools that help them build effective safety strategies in the workplace,” Kim Bittle, regional vice president of Travelers said in a statement.

According to the Texas Department of Insurance, one-third of all businesses in Texas are non-subscribers to the workers’ compensation system.

This should be of particular interest to small business owners, for which a single on-the-job accident could cripple their operations if they are not covered, according to Travelers.

Source: Travelers Companies Inc.

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