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What kinds of workplace injuries are most common?

Regular readers of our Newburgh workers' compensation blog know we recently looked at which occupations are most dangerous and which are safest. This time around, we are going to look at a new report that details what kinds of workplace injuries are most common, as well as how much time people typically need away from work to recover from their on-the-job injuries.

Data comes from a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics titled "Workplace Injuries: Analyzing Which Industries, Occupations, and Groups Are Most Affected by Workplace Injuries and Illnesses."

The most common occupational injuries, the BLS report states, are sprains, tears and sprains. These kinds of workplace injuries are reported most often by men between the ages of 45 and 54. Bruises and contusions are the injuries most commonly reported by women in two age groups --- age 16 to 19, and age 55 to 64.

According to the report, the time it takes to recover from workplace injuries boils down to several factors: severity of injury, the industry, and the age of the worker.

People in the education industry require an average of 5 days off to recover, while those in the mining industry need an average of 31 days to return to health.

Older workers typically need more time to recuperate than younger workers, the research indicates. Though older bodies can heal just as completely as younger ones, it does take longer.

New York workers facing a denial of workers' comp benefits can speak with an experienced Newburgh attorney about an appeal.

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