Judges take average 17.7 days off sick
BENCHMARK Sick days AN average 17.7 days were taken off sick by 564 judges last year.
The total of almost 10,000 sick days across England and Wales, equates to 27 years of lost court time and 1,668 were taken between 22 judges for stress – averaging 75.8 days each.
There were 2,046 days lost due to injuries and operations and 1,200 to unknown ailments.
Infections took out 351 days, respiratory problems 931 and musculoskeletal problems 1,038.
The average age of a crown court judge is now pushing 60.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, the average worker takes 17 days off sick every year, rising to 23.8 when the issue is stress.