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Everyone has a right to be safe at work.

While accidents will always happen – and risk can never be entirely eliminated – the law requires that the risks of injury at work are kept to the absolute minimum. This is where health and safety legislation comes in.

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Everyone has a right to be safe at work.

While accidents will always happen – and risk can never be entirely eliminated – the law requires that the risks of injury at work are kept to the absolute minimum. This is where health and safety legislation comes in.

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And it works: according to the most recent figures from the Health and Safety Executive (2019/20) the number of fatal injuries to employees has fallen by 90% since 1974, the year in which the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act was passed.

Between 1986/87 and 2019/20, the number of non-fatal injuries reported under RIDDOR dropped by more than 58%.

According to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), self-reported non-fatal injuries have been on a generally downward trend over the two decades since the year 2000 and are broadly flat over the last few years.

Sadly, in 2020/21 the HSE reported that 60 members of the public were killed due to work-related activities. This is significantly fewer fatalities than in other years and almost certainly reflects the lockdown restrictions in place on the British public over the course of the year.

By sector, work-related deaths to members of the public in the transportation and storage sector (23) were notably fewer in 2020/21 than when compared with other years (between 33 and 51 deaths annually in each of the previous four years). However, the figures were almost certainly affected by the global health pandemic and lockdown regulations.

So how do the health and safety rules work? To find out more about what is involved, click on the links below or, if you have been injured in a workplace accident, give us a call on 0800 0891 331. One of our specialist compensation claim lawyers will be happy to talk things through with you, free of charge and with no obligation.

Breach of Health and Safety Rules

If you or a loved one is injured while at work, or while visiting a workplace, the health and safety rules may well have been broken. If the breach is serious enough, the HSE may prosecute the employer involved.

Separately, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury.

Thompsons Solicitors is an award-winning firm of personal injury lawyers. We have a specialist accident team with extensive experience in dealing with all kinds of workplace injuries, from minor abrasions to catastrophic brain injury and death, and all types of workplace accidents. These include accidents involving:

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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident at work and are not sure whether you have a valid claim for compensation, why not give us a call on 0800 0891 331 and talk things over with one of our experts.

There is no obligation, and we have a no win no fee package available if you wish to take things further.

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