The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have now released statistics in relation to accidents which have occurred in the workplace in 2017/2018. The statistics are released each year by the HSE.
What are this year’s statistics?
On a positive note, the statistics report that the UK consistently has one of the lowest standardised rates of fatal injury across the EU. However, there will still 555,000 non fatal injuries according to the Labour Force Survey in 2017/18 with 31% of these injuries being sustained by slips, trips or falls. Sadly, 144 workers lost their lives at work in 2017/2018. Furthermore, 3.9 million working days were lost and 135,000 of these injuries resulted in an absence of over 7 days. Accidents in the Construction industry and in Agriculture are coming out on top for the industries where accidents have occurred. Without doubt, some of these accidents will have been caused by the employer.
Legally, an Employer owes a duty of care to the Employee and when it is proven to have been breached, with injury as a result, a potential claim against the Employer arises. This is where we come in. Here at Farleys, we deal with Accidents at Work from all ends of the spectrum.
What do I do if I have been involved in an Accident at Work?
If you have had an accident in the workplace, it is vital that you report the accident to your manager and that it is recorded in the accident book. Take photographs if you can. If you have suffered Loss of Earnings, keep all payslips to document the loss. It is then vital that you seek medical attention for your injuries and contact one our experienced team who will provide you with a free claim assessment.
To speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor please contact Farleys on 0845 287 0939 or submit your enquiry through our online contact form.