According to research conducted in 2002 by Oxford University one of the most dangerous jobs to be in at that time was fishing. The study stated that fishermen were 50 times more likely to die whilst working. With storms and strong waves, as well as the occasional shark, this isn’t surprising as there are so many hazards at sea. But, what are the UK’s safest trades at the moment? What ones have the least work accidents?
What makes the UK’s safest trades less prone to accidents at work than other trades
There are several factors that make the UK’s safest trades. Accidents at work happen all the time but some are more serious than others. People working with large machines may be at more risk of getting a work injury compared to those who work in an office. However, that isn’t to say any job is risk free. Work accident claims can apply to any workplace.
So, what are the safest jobs in the UK?
There are no jobs that are completely risk free but some jobs are safer and often have less work injury claims. The main jobs which are linked to safe environments are those in customer services such as call centres. These do not involve large machinery or risky activities and as most of the tasks involve sitting down trip hazards are minimal as well.
What happens if you do have an accident at work?
If you have had an accident at work within the last 3 years, that isn’t your fault, you may be eligible to make an accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline can help take you through this process one step at a time and make it as stress free as possible. Speak to one of our advisors on the 24/7 phone line or try the simple 30 second compensation calculator to see how much you could claim.
Whether it is a fall, a broken bone or worse Accident Advice Helpline are there to help make the claims process easier and many clients do not even have to attend court.