Causes of Disability
What Are The Leading Causes of Disability?
Many people think of accidents when they think of becoming disabled. In fact, the reverse is true. According to research by the Council of Disability Awareness, less than 10% of disabilities are caused by accidents. The rest are caused by sickness and disease.
Below are the most common causes of existing disabilities in 2013 by percentage [1. 2014 CDA Long Term Disability Claims Survey Disability Claims by Diagnosis]: