According to published research by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, same-level slips and falls represent nearly 11% of all workers compensation claims and over 13% of all claims costs.

This is second only to manual material handling, which represents 37% and 40%, respectively. In most industry groups, slips and falls represent the highest, or second highest, type of workers compensation claim. In addition, 11% of low back pain-related claims and 12% of low back pain related claims costs are attributed to slips and falls.

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