Workplace injuries in Connecticut higher than national average

According to recent statistics from University of Connecticut Health, work-related injuries and illnesses in Connecticut are more prevalent than the national average. Not only that, but it's been that way for the last seven years, and it's getting worse. Workplace injuries and illnesses have risen 8 percent since the previous year that statistics were available.

The ability to compare state workers' compensation numbers from around the United States has only been available for the last seven years. During each of these years, Connecticut has had greater than average workplace illness and injury statistics. The professor who authored the study says he's troubled by the fact that Connecticut has such a bad track record. He says that employers in Connecticut need to use the knowledge more effectively to prevent illnesses and injuries.