Increase in occupational injury benefit claims

4th February 2020 

Injury benefits claims received by the Social Security Department increased by 68, or 4.3 per cent, in the second half of 2019 when compared to the same period a year earlier.

A total of 1,667 people were involved in non-fatal accidents at work between July and December last year, according to figures released by the National Statistics Office.

The total number of accidents for the whole year stood at 3,220.

Luckily, there were no fatalities in the period under review. Three workers had died in the second half of 2018.

Almost a third (30.8 per cent) of the occupational accidents occurred in enterprises employing more than 500 people.

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Increase in occupational injury benefit claims