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Despite the fact that major injuries caused by work-related accidents fell below 20,000 in 2012 it is still fair to say that the certain parts of the country, such as here in Yorkshire, there are still lots of dangerous places to work.

The Government's latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for 2012/13 research recorded a decline in the total number of workplace deaths at 148, down from 171 the previous year. There was also an 11% drop in injuries such as burns, fractures, and amputations in the British workplaces.

The HSE, the body the Government agency that collects all accident data on behalf of the government says that the reduced number of work-based accidents represents the lowest total since HSE records began in 1996.

Although the cost of injuries and ill-health at work fell to £13.8 billion in the year to 2011, against £16.3bn in 2007, there is no doubt that poor occupational health and safety remains a serious issue and a massive cost for both the state and employers to shoulder. The safety improvements in some occupations must be acknowledged, but particularly on an individual basis work-based accidents remain as serious as ever.

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Even the most sedentary office job can be transformed into an accident blackspot whenever health and safety regulations go unobserved. There is no room for complacency.

Health and Safety Executive statistics for the Yorkshire and The Humber reveal that in the last year alone there were:

  • In 2012/13, there were 7,260 reported injuries to employees, 9% of the overall GB total. (RIDDOR).
  • In 2012/13, the total rate of reported workplace injury in Yorkshire and The Humber region was 335.4 per 100,000 employees, compared with a Great Britain average of 312 injures per 100,000 employees.
  • In 2012/13, HSE inspectors in the Yorkshire and The Humber region raised 635 notices against employers and prosecuted 46 cases, all of which led to a conviction (100%).
  • Between 2011 and 2012, 101,000 people suffered from work-related illness, a rate of 3,900 per 100,000 people working in the past 12 months.
  • In 2011/12, there were 2.7 million working days lost in the Yorkshire and The Humber region due to workplace injury and ill health. That equates to an extra 1.4 days off per worker, in the region, due to an employment related illness or accident.


Of course, accidents are simply an occupational hazard. Bad things happen at work and in most cases no blame can or should be attached to them.

Nevertheless your employer has a legal duty of care to protect both you and anyone else in your workplace from harm.

Employers are responsible for carrying out regular risk assessments to identify hazards in the workplace, training where necessary and competent colleagues to work with. Employers are also responsible for providing their employees with the appropriate equipment to do their jobs, including safety equipment such as gloves, goggles and protective clothing. This includes providing the appropriate computer equipment to prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI) and chairs with the appropriate back support.

Your employers' legal obligations begin with 'employer's liability insurance'. This pays for compensation in the event that a successful personal injury claim is taken against them.

When you have a workplace accident, you could qualify for compensation from your employer if their 'fault' or liability has been established by your lawyer. Physical injuries and also 'occupational diseases' from asbestosis to the likes of repetitive strain injury and work-based stress can all equally qualify for a compensatory award too.

Below is a list of qualifying accidents (and occupational diseases) in different workplaces, their causes, and the injuries likely to be suffered:

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If you have suffered any of the above accidents at work you will no doubt already know only too well that the consequences are painful, costly and incredibly stressful.

If you have suffered as a result of someone else's actions at work and are looking to make a personal injury claim then it is absolutely essential that you get the right team on board to back you in your claim.

So, let us help you and let us put your mind at ease.

Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited are experts at dealing with injury claims and the trauma associated with accidents at work – especially where employers have not lived up to their statutory responsibilities to you.

Here at Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited we are highly experienced in dealing with most job-related accidents and the trauma, fears and anxiety they leave behind for clients and their families to deal with.

Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited have built up our experience of workplace injury claims over thousands of cases and clients over the last 12 years. It is experience we can put to work for you.

Every year we help and continue to help people from all walks of life, who suddenly find themselves facing an uncertain present and an even more worry future due to a work-related accident. Our aim is to seek the redress you are due in compensation.

In every case we apply the same reliable strategy: we believe in the power of listening, sympathy, legal expertise and old-fashioned hard work all tirelessly employed on your behalf.

Personal Injury Claims Wakefield is a local service provided by Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited.

We work with the best solicitors** in the UK and operate a No Win No Fee service.

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Call us today for advice on your claim. Our friendly, professional and helpful staff will guide you through every aspect of the process. We also will ensure that the right, expert, personal injury solicitor** works on your case specifically.

This is a vitally important factor in deciding whether your claim wins or loses. Having the right lawyer for the job is the cornerstone of every winning claim we have and it is the key component in our winning strategy.

All of our staff, throughout our organisation, are fully trained in personal injury management. Each staff member completes regular training sessions so that they remain demonstrably up to speed with the latest developments in Personal Injury law as it relates to employment-related accidents.

When you sign with The Accident Claim Line you can be confident of getting the right advice in respect of your personal injury claim and also, the right advice for you and your family to help you make the best possible recovery.

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