Public Services and Workers Compensation: A Complete Guide
Public Administration and Municipal Services Guide to Work Comp
Working in any public administration or municipal services capacity, whether it is managing a city sector or emergency services, can be stressful. Let us take something off your plate and help you navigate the world of work comp for your business!
Police officers, firefighters, and other public service professionals put themselves at risk of injury or illness every day because of on the job risks.
Common injuries in public administration and municipal services occupations
We cover more than half of the public administration and municipal services market in Missouri. Some of the most common claims MEM sees in these industries include:
Motor vehicle accidents
Crashes can occur while working alongside the road, responding to an emergency, on patrol, or during bad road conditions. Frequent use of motor vehicles account for one-third of all public administration and municipal services work comp claims.
Slips, trips, and falls
These injuries occur when employees carry heavy loads that can throw off their balance. Working on and between various surfaces such as soil, concrete or metal and regularly being exposed to extreme elements puts employees at greater risk for slips, trips and falls.
Sprains and strains
Public administration and municipal services job requirements can lead to wear and tear and overexertion—from sitting for long periods to chasing and restraining suspects, bending and lifting, using heavy equipment, or not getting enough rest following long shifts.
Support employees’ mental health
Mental health is a crucial part of workplace safety for any organization. By supporting employees’ emotional wellness, your organization can improve job performance, boost productivity and reduce absenteeism. Learn how to create a culture of care with our collection of mental health resources.
Save on claim costs by putting safety first
Investing time and resources into safety now can provide a big return later.
We’re committed to supporting public service professionals and municipalities in keeping their employees safe. We offer unmatched access to safety and health experts, who average more than 22 years of expertise. Our experts provide on-site customized consultations to evaluate your workplace and help your bottom line by reducing risk and preventing losses.
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