What are the costs of a fall accident?
Workplace accidents impact employees and employers. Not only does a person experience (severe) physical harm, they may also experience emotional trauma and financial loss. While employers on the other hand, face the direct costs of the trauma, such as the medical expenses. Don’t forget the indirect costs of, for example, hiring replacement staff, lost productivity, reputation, etc. On top of that, an employer can be confronted with a fine for a lack of safety measures. The costs of a fall are enormous, which is why fall prevention always pays off.
This article distinguishes costs from workplace injuries caused by a fall from height and falls that lead to fatalities. In addition this article contains a fall accident infographic.