2017/18 UK workplace accidents - the numbers you need to know
Did you know that between 2017 and 2018, 30.7 million working days were lost due to employees suffering work-related illnesses and non-fatal workplace injuries? While accidents can and do happen, employers can limit the risk of their workers suffering an occupational illness or injury by putting necessary procedures in place, and providing them with adequate equipment to protect them from harm at work.
How safe are you at work?
While the majority of us go to work not expecting to be injured, the reality is that people suffer workplace accidents on a regular basis. The infographic below highlights the number of people who have been injured at work or suffered an occupational illness in the UK between 2017 and 2018.
For Every Worker Injured
Every worker deserves to be protected from harm while at work. If you've been injured because health and safety fell short, making a claim will help to draw your employer's attention to the risks in the workplace and prevent a colleague from getting hurt in the same way.
Find out more about how we are supporting injured workers on our For Every Worker Injured campaign page. Alternatively, visit our accidents at work page for legal advice on how to start a claim today. For more on how many employees are injured at work, visit our 2016/17 workplace statistics.