Maggie Hayward   email: webcontact@fightingbackuk.com
tel: 020 8337 4410   

Back Pain at Work:

  • 119.8 million days of certified incapacity in 1996/7
  • 63,793 work related back accidents/injuries
  • 452,300 work related back illnesses


Highest Incidences in:

  • Nursing, construction, agriculture, retail, food and water industries.
  • Cost to industry in lost production - at least £6 billion
  • Cost to NHS - £480 million p.a.

Occupational Group Sample - Nurses:

  • 80,000 nurses back injured annually
  • 3,600 nurses invalided out each year
  • Highest compensation paid to nurse £450,000 plus costs.
  • Cost of replacement nurse training, minimum £30,000.