Working days lost in Great Britain
Estimated working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2022/23 (LFS)
Working days lost, 2022/23
|Workplace injuries and ill health||Estimated working days lost|
|Work-related ill health||31.5|
|Non-fatal workplace injuries||3.7|
- Stress, depression or anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders accounted for the majority of days lost due to work-related ill health in 2022/23, 17.1 million and 6.6 million respectively.
- On average, each person suffering took around 15.8 days off work. This varies as follows:
- 6.6 days for Injuries
- 17.8 days for Ill health cases
- 19.6 days for Stress, depression or anxiety
- 13.9 days for Musculoskeletal disorders
Change over time
- Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, working days lost per worker due to self-reported work-related illness or injury had been broadly flat. The current rate (1.31 working days lost per worker) is higher than the 2018/19 pre-coronavirus level.
- A chart showing how the working days lost rates have changed over time can be found in the Historical picture statistics in Great Britain report.