Workers' compensation underutilized in construction

January 12, 2016 JIm Shadid

Workers' compensation is common throughout the construction industry, as well as other occupations with a high risk of injury. According to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Social Security Administration, in 2012 it was estimated around 127.9 million American employees were covered by some form of workers' compensation program under state or federal law. According to the SSA, these benefits, paid out to workers who are injured on the job from no fault of their own, are subsidized entirely by employers.

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