In fact according to a recent study of 2,000 people, the average person clocks up well over 10,000 injuries in their average 80.5 year lifespan.
UK lawyer firm Slater & Gordon found that people suffer four sore throats, two nosebleeds and six cuts every year, and have at least two surgical operations, two car accidents and one broken bone in their lifetimes.
Lawyer Simon Allen said: “Although the idea of suffering more than 10,000 injuries over 80 years is a little worrying, for most people bumps and bruises are injuries they will quickly recover from and won’t cause lasting pain or damage.”
He said the most worrying aspect of the study is that more than a third suffered their injuries at work. Nearly a quarter of all...