LUXEMBOURG: Workplace injuries in 2021

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In a context where, despite the health crisis, the number of workers has increased significantly – 15,732 more in 2021 than in 2020 -, the 2021 annual report of the Accident Insurance Association (AAA) reveals the recognition of 13,712 accidents at work, 2,589 commuting accidents and 239 occupational diseases.

In 2021, the total number of claims has increased (+1,056 accidents and +143 commuting accidents) compared to 2020. But it is down compared to the reference year 2019, i.e. a decrease of 15% of occupational injuries and 29% of commuting accidents.

The report clearly shows that the pandemic has continued to have a heavy impact on workplaces with an increase of about 88% in occupational diseases in 2021 compared to 2019. Infectious diseases are the main cause (93 cases). The number of fatal accidents has decreased. There were ten fatalities in 2021, compared with 19 in 2020 and 2019.

Annual report 2021 (see in particular part 3 Statistics and key figures)

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