Thanks to our high online profile, AAH is often chosen as the virtual Redditch law firm to help injury victims who have been injured in the workplace. Instant access via the Internet has the effect of making us everybody’s local injury claim solicitor; something we’re proud to acknowledge.
The prolific rate of accidents in the workplace
Accidents that cause injury in the workplace are prolific. According to figures published on the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website, across the period 2012/2013, 646,000 accidents took place. It’s not clear from the website, whether this time-frame equates to a 12 month period or a two-year period; but to take the best case scenario, and assume it’s 2 years, this still equates to approximately 1242 accidents or incidents taking place at work each and every working day of the year.
Accident and injury rates in the workplace are slowly declining
Health and safety in the workplace has been much improved over the last couple of decades. The injury statistics returned for the last year were 11% lower than the year before. It’s partly to do with the sterling work that the Health and Safety Executive are doing, and the active support given to them by most employers. Risk assessments and COSHH (Care of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations have played a big part in bringing about this reduction. However, the figure is still frighteningly high, which is why we here at AAH are commissioned as often as we are, to work with injury victims as their chosen online, virtual Redditch law firm.
Certain industries are more dangerous than others
Given the nature of many industries, there will always be an attendant risk when working in these sectors. The farming and agricultural industry, and the construction industry are the 2 most dangerous to work within. Here in the UK, according to accident statistics, the very nature of the work, and the dangerous equipment that workers have to work alongside, and manipulate, will always be hazardous. But if employers take their duty of care to their employees seriously, and employees use the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) they are issued, and follow the correct instructions and procedures, hopefully the accident incidence rate will continue to decline.
How to get your free estimate for the compensation you could be due
In the meantime, AAH will continue to act as an online virtual Redditch law firm that workers can rely on to help them to obtain appropriate compensation for any injuries they receive in the workplace, whereby their employer is to blame. By visiting our website and using the interactive HOW MUCH calculator, within 30 seconds, employees can get an estimate relating to the amount of compensation they could be awarded.
Industry-leading customer support
AAH work on a no win no fee basis. We also offer clients a complete and comprehensive customer support service. It’s why the well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen thoroughly recommends our services. To find out more, call our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 11th July 2014