From June through September, workers compensation claims at small businesses are at their peak, according to an analysis of claim data from Travelers Insurance.

Lower back strains and other back-related injuries and injuries from slips, trips, and falls are the most common, and workers under 30 years old comprise almost one-third of those sustaining on-the-job injuries.

"This year marks the 100th anniversary of workers compensation insurance, and Travelers continues to help business owners keep employees safe and healthy by encouraging them to adopt key risk management techniques," said Marc Schmittlein, president and chief executive officer of Travelers Small Commercial. "By taking even small steps, businesses can enhance employee health and manage the costs associated with workers' injuries."

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