Accidents in the Workplace Statistics (2020-2021) – Latest Statistics.

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According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), between 2020 and 2021, there were 142 people killed in the place of work. That is a concerning increase of 29 employees from the previous year. It is the employer’s Duty of Care to ensure the safety of their employees at all times, and if they fail to do so, it can result in a true tragedy. If you or your family member were involved in an accident in your place of employment due to the employer’s negligence, we advise you to contact one of our solicitors now. 

What Are the Most Dangerous Industries to work in? 

Some industries are naturally more dangerous to be employed in, for example, working in a factory will always be more hazardous than working in an office due to the number of hazards. According to the HSE latest statistics, the top 3 most dangerous industries to be employed in, with fatalities in:

  • Construction – with 39 in 2020-2021. 
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing – with 34 in 2020-2021.
  • Manufacturing – with 20 in 2020-2021. 
  • Wholesale, retail, motor repair, accommodation and food – with 14 in 2020-2021. 
  • Admin and Support Services – with 11 in 2020-2021.
  • Transport and Storage – with 10 in 2020-2021. 
  • Waste – with 3 in 2020-2021. 
  • Others included 11 fatalities. 

The greater the risk of an accident in a workplace, the more health and safety guidelines should be enforced by the employers. Employers should enforce health and safety guidelines when it is possible. If employers are aware of any hazards, they should identify them and take care of them in the best possible time. If you, or your loved one, were involved in an accident due to no fault of your own, contact one of our experienced personal injury solicitors at Belmont Solicitors now. 

What are the most common accidents in the workplace? 

According to the HSE statistics, there are more common accidents in the place of employment than others, the most common accidents resulting in a fatality include: 

  • Falls from a height resulted in 35 deaths. 
  • Being struck by a moving vehicle resulted in 25 deaths. 
  • Being struck by a moving object resulted in 17 deaths. 
  • Being trapped by something resulted in 14 deaths. 
  • Being in contact with moving machinery resulted in 14 deaths. 

Have you been involved in an accident at work? 

Whether you or your loved one has been involved in an accident in the workplace, you may be eligible for compensation. We understand that starting a claim after such a stressful and traumatic experience can be hard, this is why we are here to help. We will ensure that your process runs as smoothly as possible, and we will always provide regular updates on your claim. With 26 years of combined experience, no claim is too big or too small for us. Contact us now, and we will assure you that your claim is in the right hands. 

Contact Belmont Solicitors now.

We pride ourselves on delivering the best quality service for our clients, ensuring they come out with the highest possible compensation for their damages. By providing excellent customer service and updates throughout your claim, you will be sure that you left your claim in the right hands. 

Contact our solicitors now. We provide our clients with a free initial consultation, during which you will be able to discuss and start your successful no-win-no-fee claim now. 

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