Data recently released by Simply Business has revealed that tree-felling, roof tiling and scaffolding are amongst the UK’s most dangerous trades and therefore the trades in which workers are most likely to find themselves at risk of being injured in an accident. Builders, roofers and landscapers were the next professions in the list to make an appearance.
Based on a survey conducted by Simply Business, data was gathered for accident at work claims made between 2012 and 2016 which analysed approximately 100,000 claims. In terms of ranking, a tree feller/surgeon was noted to be the most dangerous of all trades with roof tiler coming in as 2nd. Listed at the bottom of the list at number 15 is painter/decorator.
The survey then turns to look at location – the North West appears twice in the top 3 – Liverpool is the highest ranked city for workplace accidents with Manchester following behind at number 3 in the ranking.
Did you know that a fitness instructor is 3 times more likely to have an accident at work than a bricklayer? Or that hairdressers and beauticians are seven times more likely to have an accident than carpenters?
For a highly skilled tradesperson, an accident at work can have life changing consequences and a long term impact on livelihood. Many tradespeople are self employed which can equate to loss of earnings and damage to reputation. It is therefore vital that if you have been involved in an accident at work, that you choose the right solicitor who can assess and value all elements of your claim.
Do you work in one of these industries? Have you been involved in accident at work? Here at Farleys Solicitors we have an expert and dedicated team who specialise in accidents at work, from the simple to the complex. Call us on 0845 287 0939 or send your enquiry through our online contact form.