Work Accident Injury Rate ‘Still Too High’

The number of serious work accident injuries sustained in UK workplaces fell by 11% in 2012/13, but health and safety specialists warn the work accident injury rate is still too high.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published provisional statistics on Wednesday (October 30) showing that there were nearly 20,000 major injuries in the workplace, including amputations, fractures and burns.

These included 148 deaths, down from 171 fatal injuries in 2011/12 and the 181 average over the past five years.

A total of 19,707 serious injuries were reported between April 2012 – March 2013, compared to 22,094 the previous year.

This is a rate of 78.5 injuries per 100,000 employees, compared to a rate of 88.5 per 100,000 staff 12 months earlier.

Workplace injuries and sickness, excluding work-related cancer, cost the UK an estimated £13.8 billion in 2010/11 set against £16.3 billion in 2006/07 (both in 2011 prices).

Accident Advice Helpline can assist

Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) can help you get work accident compensation for a work injury claim if you’ve been hurt in a work accident.

AAH is one of the UK’s premier personal injury law firms and is trusted for offering a 100% no-win, no-fee* solution with friendly, helpful staff and a 24/7 free legal advice hotline.

So if you’ve suffered a work accident, check out the AAH website, which also offers an interesting blog page.

Many work accidents ‘are preventable’

Chair of HSE, Judith Hackitt says the new work accident figures show that there are still too many deaths and injuries which occur in the workplace.

Also stating that many of these could have been prevented through simple safety measures.

Ms Hackitt said: “Getting this right is the key to ensuring that everyone can make it home safely at the end of their working day.”

Waste and recycling (369.8 major injuries per 100,000 employees), agriculture (239.4) and construction (156) were among the higher risk industries where workers were most likely to be injured by their jobs.

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