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Accidents in the Workplace Statistics 2010-2011

Health and Safety figures show reduction in amount of  personal injuries suffered in the workplace in Britain this year with an increase in the amount of fatalities caused.

 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new figures which show a downward trend for the number of people injured or suffering ill health at work. 

 

 

In Britain between April 2010 and March 2011 24,726 major injuries to employees were reported compared with 26,268 in 2009/10.

 

Less serious injuries (enough to keep people off work for four or more days) were reported down from 96,427 in 2009/10 to 90,653 in 2010/11

 

However the number of deaths in the workplace increased during the year with 171 workers fatally injured up from 147 the previous year

 

The construction industry continues to report the highest levels of work related injuries with disproportionately high numbers of incidents.

 

If you or any member of your family  has suffered personal injury in the workplace in the past 2.5 years then contact The Glasgow Law Practice on {{CONTACT_NUMBER_CONTENT}} or fill out our online enquiry form.