02:54 11 Aug 2014
Hand Injuries are a Leading Cause of Lost Workdays and Emergency Room Visits Around the Globe
Besides the obvious physical harm to workers, hand injuries also take a financial toll. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety Council, U.S. workers sustain about 110,000 lost time hand injuries every year. In 2009-10, the cost per injury, including medical and indemnity, was $21,918. Hand injuries across all industries result in an average five to 11 days away from work, not counting rehabilitation.