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Accidents at Work

There are more than ¾ of a million recorded accidents at work each year. The workplace is a dangerous place which is why, by law, your employers are duty bound to take the health and safety of its workforce very seriously. An employer who fails in this duty will certainly be facing compensation claims, higher insurance premiums and possible prosecution through the operation of the Health and Safety Executive.

‘Compensation Culture’? Here are some interesting statistics from the Government’s own safety watchdog:

  • 1.1 million people who worked during the last year were suffering from an illness (long-standing as well as new cases) they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work. 0.5 million of these were new conditions which started during the year. (This data refers to 2011/12)
  • 148 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.5 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
  • 782,222 other injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR, a rate of 311.6 per 100,000 employees.
  • 27 million days were lost overall in 2011/12 due to work-related ill health or injury (17 days per case) 22.7 million due to work-related ill health and 4.3 million due to workplace injury

Health and Safety Executive

The list of possible hazards is probably infinite but the main areas of concern and causes of injury are:

  • Providing defective equipment or machinery
  • Failing to train or  adequately supervise
  • Exposing employees to dangerous heights, substances, noise,dust,closed environments, cables, slipping and tripping hazards. The list goes on but the basic rule is very simple. If you have been injured in a workplace accident  then contact Smooth Law and we will assess your case quickly and professionally.

Smooth Top Tip

Always ensure that the accident report book is completed. DO NOT sign the book if you are unhappy with anything written in the accident book.

Accidents on Roads

Drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists. If you have been involved in an accident involving a vehicle then we can help with your claim for personal injury and other losses.

We have access to a national network of credit car hire firms from the family vehicle to the prestige car market. We also have access to a nationwide car repair network and if the requirement is there then we can provide the repair and the car hire pending repair.

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