In 2014, American employees spent over 1 million days recuperating from a workplace injury or illness. (Photo: iStock)

Where are workers safest, and where do they experience the highest rates of injury and illness?

Payroll and HR firm Paychex analyzed government data to find the safest and most dangerous workplaces, as well as common causes of workplace injuries and the median time required to recover from them. That can be important no matter which industry is involved, since in 2014, American workers as a group spent 1,157,410 days recovering from workplace injuries and illnesses. Knowing the trouble spots could lead to solutions that make them safer.

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