The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. Their aim is to protect people and places, and help everyone lead safer and healthier lives.
HSE have recently released statistics for 2021/2022 in relation to workplace injuries. Although less than pre-pandemic, accidents at work which caused injury or death are still high.
Key Facts from the HSE Statistics
The industries with the most workplace injuries are:
- Wholesale/retail trade
- Food service
The most common causes of non-fatal accident in the workplace are:
- Slips, trips or fall on the same level
- Handling, lifting or carrying
- Struck by a moving object
- Acts of violence
- Falls from heights
Unfortunately, there were 123 workers killed in work-related accidents and over 565,000 workers who sustained non-fatal injuries in 2021/2022. This equates to 6 million working days being lost due to non-fatal workplace injuries!
Most injuries (74%) sustained at work caused workers to be absent for up to 7 days from work. However, 26% of those who sustained injuries had to take over 7 days off work.
Thankfully, the rate of fatal and non-fatal injuries at work has shown a downward trend since before the pandemic which is promising. However, with over half a million workers per year being injured, it is still a significant figure.
At Farleys, we can assist if you or someone you know has sustained injuries as a result of an accident at work. There are strict time limits for bringing such cases and if you think you may have a claim, it is important to take advice as soon as possible. If you would like to speak to a specialist, please contact us on 0845 287 0939, complete our online contact form, or talk to us on the online chat below and we’ll be happy to assist.