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Claims Map UK

Accidents happen and, although most are pretty mild, some can result in injury or illness. From teachers to IT experts, thousands of people seek compensation every year for anything from stress to injuries in public spaces. But which areas of the UK are people most likely to claim for different kinds of accidents? And where are people most likely to be safe from things such as slips and trips? Look at our fascinating map to find which claim types are most common where.

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All Claims

Claims come in many forms, depending on the severity of the injuries and the financial costs involved post-accident. Whatever they're made for, we're here to help. The highest figure for all claims made, on average, was recorded in the Scottish town of Falkirk. Kilmarnock, also in Scotland, came second.

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47.8 Average number of claims* in the UK

* The data displayed on the Claims Map is claims made per 100,000 people for each city. For each type of claim, the number of those made in each city is shown and compared to the average number of those made for each type of claim in the UK.

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Industrial Disease

Sometimes a person will work every day for years on end unaware they’re slowly developing an illness, possibly from unsafe working conditions. It might have even happened to someone you know. Examples are Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Vibration White Finger and industrial deafness.

Our data has shown that the greatest proportion of industrial disease claims are made in the city of steel, Sheffield.

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1.1 Average number of claims* in the UK

* The data displayed on the Claims Map is claims made per 100,000 people for each city. For each type of claim, the number of those made in each city is shown and compared to the average number of those made for each type of claim in the UK.

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Road Traffic Accident

Put simply, these are collisions on the road between two or more vehicles. As you might imagine, whiplash or even broken limbs, depending on how heavy the collision was, could be the result. How many people make a claim after a road traffic accident might surprise you.

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9.0 Average number of claims* in the UK

* The data displayed on the Claims Map is claims made per 100,000 people for each city. For each type of claim, the number of those made in each city is shown and compared to the average number of those made for each type of claim in the UK.

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Accident at Work

Millions of us go to work every day without issue, but for some a simple visit to work can leave them with a life-changing injury. Common workplace accidents include slips, trips and falls, injury caused by using faulty equipment or through working in unsafe conditions.

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8.5 Average number of claims* in the UK

* The data displayed on the Claims Map is claims made per 100,000 people for each city. For each type of claim, the number of those made in each city is shown and compared to the average number of those made for each type of claim in the UK.

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Occupiers Liability

This is where anyone owning or renting a property is responsible for the maintenance of said property. Someone getting injured after entering a property legally who then makes a claim under the Occupiers’ Liability Act of 1957 is more common than you might think.

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9.2 Average number of claims* in the UK

* The data displayed on the Claims Map is claims made per 100,000 people for each city. For each type of claim, the number of those made in each city is shown and compared to the average number of those made for each type of claim in the UK.

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Medical Negligence

Although nobody expects to be the victim of medical negligence at a hospital, medical centre or pharmacy, the unexpected does happen. Examples include faulty operations, misdiagnosis of illnesses/injuries, being given the wrong prescription and poor medical care. According to our data, the city of Birmingham is where the highest number of medical negligence claims are made each year.

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9.8 Average number of claims* in the UK

* The data displayed on the Claims Map is claims made per 100,000 people for each city. For each type of claim, the number of those made in each city is shown and compared to the average number of those made for each type of claim in the UK.

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Council Trip

Every year, hundreds upon hundreds of people suffer injuries on high streets, in parks, shopping centres or council-owned buildings like libraries and town halls. It’s in those places, while out enjoying themselves that people are likely to slip, trip or fall.

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3.7 Average number of claims* in the UK

* The data displayed on the Claims Map is claims made per 100,000 people for each city. For each type of claim, the number of those made in each city is shown and compared to the average number of those made for each type of claim in the UK.

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