Workplace accidents are, in the majority of cases, completely avoidable. Yet thousands of people are injured at work every year, ruining - and in some instances, ending - lives and costing billions to the UK economy.
Nearly 40 million days were lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2019/20. On average, each person who suffered a work-related injury took 9.1 days off work. Those suffering from work-related ill health took 20 days off work. Not only do injuries and ill health have an impact on the individual’s quality of life, the costs of accidents in the workplace also place a financial strain on businesses too.