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Over 60,000 injuries at work show progress still has to be made in UK

Construction remains the most dangerous profession for potential death according to figures produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Whilst most people thankfully go to work without fear of injury or worse, 135 people in the UK tragically died doing their job in 2022/23, the latest period for which there are figures available.

Agriculture, forestry and fishing, and manufacturing are all potentially dangerous industries included in this figure.

Of the 61,713 injuries reported by employers slips, trips and falls on the same level was the biggest cause, accounting for 30 per cent of the total. Handling, lifting and carrying incidents were 18 per cent, whilst being hit by a moving object accounted for 11 per cent.

It is worth reporting that the UK due to the HSE’s work  is one of the safest countries in the world to go to work, but still a figure that is in line with Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium’s capacity, shows the scale of such incidents.

Falls from a height at 8 per cent and the same percentage involving acts of violence, makes up the main causes reported by the HSE.

Of course, during the coronavirus, where most people were at home, reported incidents went down, but the latest figures are now a little worse than what they were prior to the pandemic.

It’s also a strong barometer of the issue in that in 2022/23 an estimated 35.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and non-fatal injuries in Great Britain.

Also 3.7 million days were lost to workplace personal injury, which is the equivalent to 1.31 working days per worker over the year.

It is worth adding though, as anyone who worked in the UK old enough to remember a generation or two ago, great strides have been made to protect workers in the 40 years since the HSE was formed.

However, for those unlucky enough to find themselves in a personal injury at work, it is worth noting that Dale and Newbery have specialist lawyers who have been involved in this field for many years with high levels of experience.

We will pursue compensation forcefully for you, whilst also giving a full picture of the best options for your future.

It shouldn’t be the case that people find themselves facing problems due to an accident at work, but if you do find yourselves needing help do not hesitate to Get in touch today with our personal injury team.