New statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive reveal that the number of accidents at work leading to death have fallen in 2012/2013 to 148 fatalities from 172 in 2011/2012. This also falls below the average from the last five years of 181 workplace fatalities.
The figures are provisional at this stage and will be finalised by July 2014 following any necessary amendments. Investigations into workplace fatal injuries are often complex and can take a long time. This is why you need expert accident at work solicitors on your side.
Our infographic shows the key findings from the statistics including that:
- the South East is the region with the most deaths from accidents at work
- the Services Industry is the industry with the most fatalities
Although it is clear that health and safety at work is improving and the number of deaths is thankfully reducing year on year, it can’t be understated how tragic a workplace death is, especially if the business or company was at fault. If you have lost a loved one in this way or suffered a non-fatal work place accident yourself then please contact us on 0800 142 2775 to find out about claiming for compensation. Alternatively, fill out our free enquiry form.
All of the statistics can be seen in full on a PDF on Health and Safety Executive