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Obesity and Workplace Injuries: Is There a Correlation?

Obesity and Workplace Injuries: Is There a Correlation?

Obesity is a term given to any individual with a body mass index (weight to height ratio) of over 30.
In recent studies, Duke University discovered the following statistics based on 100 full time employees with a BMI of 40:

  • Employees who are classified as obese have nearly twice as many workers’ compensation claims; 11.65 claims against 5.8 claims for non-obese employees.
  • Their medical costs in injury cases was seven times higher; $51,901 against $7,502.
  • On average, they lost around 13 times more work days after their injury; 183.63 against 14.19 days.

The legal team at the Whitley Law Firm does not discriminate against any person for their weight, race, age, gender or any other factor; this data is provided strictly for informational purposes only.

If you are looking to file a workers’ compensation claim, do not wait another minute to call a Raleigh workers’ comp attorney from the firm today.

They have helped dozens of clients throughout North Carolina with finding compensation for their injuries sustained at their place of work.

Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer | North Carolina Injury | Whitley Law Firm

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