Earlier this week Workers Memorial Day took place with a number of events throughout the UK; and as part of the day the government were urged to ensure that health and safety continues to remain a priority for employers.
According to recent figures during 2012 and 2013, an estimated 13,000 employees lost their lives as a result of a work-related illness, such as those caused as a result of exposure to asbestos.
The figures also revealed that between 2011 and 2012, in excess of one million employees were suffering from a work-related illness; whilst an additional 78,000 people were reported to have suffered a work-related injury.
As a result, the government have been urged to ensure that whilst red tape is being cut to reduce the burden on employers, health and safety remains a priority – in an attempt to reduce the number of work related illnesses and injuries which occur in the UK.
As personal injury solicitors, we understand the affect suffering a work related illness or workplace injury can have on the affected party, which is why our solicitors are on hand to offer honest, impartial and tailored legal advice.
Our personal injury solicitors have extensive experience in handling a range of work-related illness and injury cases, and through our guidance, we can help you through the claims procedure, ensuring that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
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