The Top 5 Most Common Disabilities

April 27, 2017

You hear the statistics all the time. One in four people will become disabled before they retire. You’ve heard the stories. You know that people become disabled. But what does all of that really mean? Why do these statistics matter to you or your clients?

 

Let’s put information into something usable – something that’s impactful and puts numbers into perspective.

 

The graphic below depicts the five most common new claims of disability in the United States. What makes this different is that it relates that disability to the way it affects the human body.

 

Use this to review your client’s occupational requirements. Would they be able to do their job to the best of their ability under each scenario of disability?

 

 *Statistics from The Council for Disability Awareness. Medical information from Mayo Clinic.

 

If you have any questions on occupational requirements, or disability in general, please feel free to reach out.

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