Anecdotal data from new research released by the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. (NCCI)  confirms that work-related injuries are far more costly if the injured worker is obese.

In its new report, “How Obesity Increases the Risk of Disabling Workplace Injuries,” NCCI notes that globally, obesity is on the rise, but in the United States, the incidence of obesity is the highest of all reporting countries, and the trend continues unabated.

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