The Social Security Corporation (SSC) announced it has received 16,020 on-the-job injuries since the beginning of 2021 to end of last September.
SSC Director of Occupational Safety and Work Injuries Department, Wafaa Jaradat, said the cost of the 2021 work-related injuries amounted to about JD2 million, which included daily allowances for the insured people, lump sum compensation payments, and medical care expenses.
In her interview with "Petra," on Saturday, Jaradat added that the SSC's immediate treatment expenses were disbursed directly to hospital accounts at a value of JD1.6 million to the end of September 2021.
On the sectoral distribution of workplace incidents, she noted the manufacturing sector saw the highest rate, at 4,200 injuries, ranging from minor to severe.
According to studies, the number of workplace injuries 2020 reached 18,000, with a JD5 million spending bill, as some sectors considered Covid-19 infection a workplace injury, while the injuries tally in 2019 nearly stood at 12k, she pointed out.