Louisiana: Insurer says WC claims decreased 4 percent in 2009
Officials from LUBA Workers' Comp, based in Baton Rouge, La., said claims data also indicated that several leading categories of workplace injuries dropped last year. For example, slips, trips and falls -- the single biggest category -- fell by 6.4 percent over 2008 claims.
"The overall number of injury claims, as well as many individual categories, showed decreases in 2009," said Dave Lorino, claims manager at LUBA. "Businesses appeared to make significant progress with workplace safety and reducing the number of job-related accidents. This is good news because as we all know accidents are costly in terms of lost wages, insurance costs and medical bills, as well as work disruptions."
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January 25, 2010
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