West Country Workplace Accident Rate Highest

Figures published at the start of this month (May) have revealed that the rate of workplace accidents resulting in serious or fatal injuries, is highest in the West Country, compared to anywhere else in the UK.

The latest figures, which were compiled by the Health and Safety Executive have revealed that over the last year, there were nearly two-thousand recorded serious injuries within the workplace; and a dozen fatal injuries.

Data also revealed that during the same period, in excess of 4,500 injuries suffered by employees, resulting in at least a week off work, were recorded.

According to the latest figures, the West Country has a KSI rate of 81.4 per 100,000 employees, compared to the national average of 78.9 – prompting the Health and Safety Executive to call for businesses to put the health and safety of their employees first.

Each employer within the UK has a legal obligation to ensure that their employees are working in a safe and secure environment; however as personal injury solicitors we understand and appreciate that despite safe guards being put in place, accidents can and do still happen.

This is why, for those who have been injured within the workplace – through no fault of their own – our personal injury solicitors are on hand to offer honest, impartial and tailored legal advice, to help them gain the personal injury compensation they deserve.

To find out how our solicitors can help you, contact us today.

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