According to figures reported by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) in September 2014, the number of deaths due to accidents in the workplace has reached an all time low. It’s by no means time to celebrate, but it is a clear indication that health and safety in the workplace is improving, certainly in terms of fatalities. But we’ve still got a long way to go, and if in the meantime you need to launch a workplace accident compensation claim in Wiltshire, Accident Advice Helpline is here ready to assist.
A new all time low for fatal accidents in the workplace
In the 12 months between April 2013 and March 2014, 133 workers died as a result of accidents in the workplace. This compares to a figure of 150 from the previous year. In terms of the overall rate of workplace fatal accidents, the incidence rate per 100,000 workers has dropped from 0.51 to 0.44. The improvement marks a steady downward trend. Since the Health and Safety at Work Act first came into force in 1974, the number of work place injuries has fallen by a dramatic 75%.
More deaths can still be avoided
While the news is being greeted positively across the board, the figures are still too high. With the right due care and attention to health and safety protocols and practice, many more deaths can still be avoided.
Increasing awareness of the rights to compensation
Further good news is the fact that the improvements in workplace accidents figures are reflected in all industries, including the more riskier ones such as construction and agriculture. There are however some industries, (like education for example), whereby schools are now finding themselves open to more claims, and it is believed that they need to improve the management of health and safety in order to arrest further increases in the number of claims being launched.
In all fairness, the majority of the increase may be to do with parents’ realisation of their rights to compensation, rather than an increase in accidents and injuries.
Launching a workplace accident compensation claim in Wiltshire using Accident Advice Helpline’s ‘no win, no fee’ service
With increased awareness in mind, if you decide to launch a workplace accident compensation claim in Wiltshire, you can rely on Accident Advice Helpline to support you, as long as the blame for the accident lays with a third party; otherwise there is no one to sue for damages. Just how much those damages might amount to, you can establish by visiting Accident Advice Helpline’s website and making use of our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. It requires just 30 seconds of your time.
There are a number of benefits to be realized from working with a top injury claim specialist like Accident Advice Helpline, They include:
- Our ‘no win, no fee’ application process – recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen
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