Recent figures from the HSE have revealed that asbestos-related deaths are definitely on the rise. Although the overall number of fatal construction injuries has decreased, the old enemy, asbestos-related illness, has increased noticeably. In 2011, 2,291 people succumbed to mesothelioma, and that number had risen to 2,535 in 2012. But the overall feeling about the fact that construction-related deaths had fallen from 150 to 133 in the last 12 months was met with mixed reactions. HSE representatives were encouraged by these figures but there was still an underlying sense of sadness for the loss of workers in this industry sector. Britain’s health and safety record is considered to be amongst the best in the world and we have held this position for at least eight years to date. But the rise in asbestos-related deaths pays testament to the historically poor standards that we endured in the workplace in years gone by. Now is the time to make provisions for the future of our workers and look into these tragic cases for some much-needed knowledge of how to take something positive into the next stages of health and safety in the UK workplace.
Have you suffered an injury?
Although any type of fatal injury in the workplace is tragic, if you are concerned that you may have been exposed to asbestos, you should call Accident Advice Helpline today. Your employer has a duty of care to his or her workforce and any type of unnecessary risk is unacceptable. If you feel that you have been put at risk and there is a possibility that this was down to somebody’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for financial compensation. Suffering any type of accident at work is bad enough, but when you suffer as a result of possible negligence, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help.
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