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Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

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Department of Health and Human Services

Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

The law requires a safe and healthy workplace. But, workplace injuries and illnesses still occur daily. Almost all workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented. In Michigan, there are about 20,000 individuals each year who have a new workers’ compensation (WC) claim for a work-related injury or illness to cover lost work time and associated medical costs. On average, 2-3 workers die of a work-related injury each week in Michigan. All workers have a right to work in a workplace where, at the end of the day, they can go home safe and sound.

Work-related injuries and illnesses data and information for Workers’ Compensation (Paid Wage Loss Claims) and Traumatic Work-related Deaths are available on the MiTracking data portal.

Additional information about risk, prevention, resources, and more are available on the following sub-pages:

Workers' Compensation (Paid Wage Loss Claims)

Traumatic Work-related Deaths (Fatalities)

Contact Information

MiTracking emailmdhhs-mitracking@michigan.gov

Aaron Ferguson, MPA
Climate and Tracking Unit Manager
517-284-4801
FergusonA1@michigan.gov

Jillian Maras, MPH
MiTracking Program Manager
MarasJ@michigan.gov