Types of Workplace Accidents

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Did you know that three types of work accident account for more than half of all the fatal injuries to workers in the UK?

According to the latest figures from RIDDOR (2020/21), falls from height are responsible for the most workplace deaths (35), followed by being hit by a moving vehicle (25) and being struck by a moving object (17).

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Latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics show the most common type of workplace accident involves slips and trips, which, although accounting for only a tiny fraction of fatalities, are the cause of nearly a third (29%) of all injuries reported to the HSE. Work related ill-health and non-fatal injuries, including slip and trip accidents and manual handling incidents, caused the loss of 38.8 million working days. (Source: Estimates based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey 2019/20)

In 2019/20 according to RIDDOR there were 111 fatal injuries to workers, while there were 65,427 non-fatal injuries reported by employers. However, the Labour Force Survey estimates that around 693,000 suffered non-fatal injuries based on self-reporting.

 

 

 

Common types of workplace accident include:

Whatever the circumstances of your accident in the workplace, speaking with an experienced personal injury solicitor can help you ensure that you realise your legal rights and achieve the best possible result in the quickest possible time.

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