Average person spends a year of their working life off sick

Average person spends a year of their working life off sick (Fotolia)

Average person spends a year of their working life off sick (Fotolia)

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, Last Updated: 12:25 PM ET

The average person in the U.K. spends almost a year of their working life off sick, according to a new study carried out by British advise centre LV. The study shows workers take an average of 360 days sick leave during a standard 45-year career.

Stress and depression are now the most common causes of long-term absence in the workplace and require an average recovery time of 81 days. This means workers who are absent with either illness and are without a company sick policy could end up thousands of pounds out of pocket. Mark Jones, head of production at LV says, "Often when we talk about workplace absence we look at the cost to businesses.

However, we wanted to highlight the impact that being off sick can have on an individual’s finances and lifestyle. The fact that one in three would only receive Statutory Sick Pay indicates that many would be out of pocket and struggling financially."

 


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