Recently published figures have revealed that in the last five years, almost a quarter of small and medium sized businesses within the UK have had a workplace injury claim filed against them.
According to the latest figures, during the period the number of firms facing claims for workplace injury compensation has significantly increased, despite the number of reported workplace accidents and injuries seeing a fall.
As a result of the increase in workplace accident claims, businesses are reporting a rise in insurance premiums; which has led to them supporting proposed reforms to tackle excessive workplace accident claims.
The figures suggest that roughly 70 percent of small and medium sized businesses support proposals to remove the “no win no fee” offer, whilst roughly 80 percent of businesses have voiced support for a ban on referral fees.
It has also been suggested that many businesses support the legislative changes being introduced by the government.
Whilst the latest figures have suggested that many small and medium sized businesses support proposals to tackle excessive workplace injury claims; for those employees who have been injured within the workplace, our personal injury solicitors may be able to have you with your compensation claim.
Our solicitors are experienced in handling a range of workplace related injury claims; and through our knowledge and experience within personal injury law, we will provide you with honest, tailored and impartial legal advice, to help you make a claim.
In addition, we are also able to offer legal advice for those who wish to pursue a claim for work related illnesses, such as hearing loss – and to find out how we can help you, contact us today.