HSE Workplace incident figures
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The stats are in – workplace incident figures have been released for 2020/2021
The HSE has released their statistics for Great Britain for 2020/2021 which are as follows;
The construction industry saw the biggest number of musculoskeletal injuries as a result of work.
Generally across all sectors the types of injury are broken down as follows;
With regards to occupational lung disease 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are estimated to be linked to past exposure at work. This is further broken down as;
In addition there were an estimated 17,000 new cases of breathing or lung problems caused or made worse by work each year on average over the last 3 years according to self-reports from the Labour Force Survey.
With regards to other types of accident at work they are given as below;
The most dangerous occupations with above average levels of workplace injury are confirmed as agriculture (including forestry and fishing), construction, accommodation, the food and service industries, wholesale retail/trade and repair of motor vehicles industries.
Should you be unfortunate to suffer an accident at work or develop an illness due to exposure to a chemical or allergen at work, please feel free to contact our Personal Injury team who have over 30 years’ experience of helping people recover compensation on 01270 762325 or PI@poolealcock.co.uk. We are happy to help.