The Health and Safety Executive has released the latest set of figures concerning the number of injuries people have suffered while working during the past year. The figures, covering the period stretching from 2013/14, have been issued for each area in the country. Milton Keynes has seek 341 injuries sustained to workers in various industries. In contrast some 5,400 incidents of illnesses occurring through work-related reasons were also recorded for that period of time.
Some industries saw a higher number of illnesses and injuries than others. For example manufacturing, the construction industry and waste and recycling all figured at the top of the list in terms of the injuries caused to workers in those industries. Fortunately the figures also confirmed that no one living or working in Milton Keynes died in 2013/14 as a result of their work.
While the figures show there is still work to be done across the country in terms of protecting workers in all forms of work, these figures present huge drops from the ones recorded at the advent of the Health and Safety Executive being formed in 1975.
Are work-related injuries common today?
No, in fact the figures have largely been dropping over the past few decades. This is good news for everyone, regardless of the type of workplace people happen to work in. Employers have a specific duty of care to provide a workplace that is safe and free from potential hazards. Any hazards that are identified should be minimised whenever possible, and risk assessments may take place to identify how these hazards can be minimised or eradicated entirely. These steps will typically lead to even fewer opportunities for work-related injuries to occur, regardless of the industry involved.
Have you suffered from work-related injuries in Milton Keynes?
If you have and you are unsure what to do next, perhaps a free phone call to the 24/7 enquiry line run by Accident Advice Helpline might be a good idea. Our professional injury compensation advisers are here to help, and they may be able to identify a good chance for you to start a no win, no fee* compensation claim. If this is the case we could be able to provide the information and support you need to go through with such a claim. One quick call to 0800 689 0500 is all it takes to get things started.
Source: One MK
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown