Whilst data from the annual LFS (Labour Force Survey) and incidents reported by employers under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) show that whilst the number of non fatal injuries in the workplace has been reducing over the last ten years, it was still estimated that in 2014/15 an estimated 611,000 workers suffered a non fatal injury whilst at work.
The majority of injuries were falls, slips or trips with employees being struck by an object and manual handling the next most common causes of personal injury. Other accident at work related injuries we have experience of assisting our customers with include:
- Falling from a height
- Injuries from handling chemicals
- Defective work equipment
- Industrial deafness
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
The most common types of industry where injuries are suffered are Health & Social Care, Construction, Manufacturing and Water & Waste. If you've had an accident in the workplace then you can make a claim for compensation against your employer. Any award of compensation is often made from their public liability insurance, which they have a legal requirement to maintain.
To help your claim, you must fill in the accident at work book immediately and as accurately as you can, take photographs of where the accident occurred and get the names, contact details and statements from any witnesses. Our personal injury solicitors have vast experience of managing claims resulting from accidents in the workplace. Contact us now, we'll listen to your claim and and give you a free assessment on the best course of action to ensure you receive the compensation to which you're entitled.