Positively recent statistics have revealed that there has been a decrease in the number of fatal accidents at work in the UK over the last year.
Thompsons are advocates for safer workplaces and work hard with employers, families and the Health and Safety Executive both in terms of claiming compensation for victims as well as improving safety.
An ancillary affect of compensation claims are that they force employers to re-think their working practices to make them safer.
In the last year there were 23 Scots fatally injured at work. The previous year the figure was 31.
The UK wide figures were at an all-time low of 151 work related deaths.
Compensation claims together with HSE prosecutions have played no small part in facilitating the reduction.