Workplaces should be safe environments, where we can carry out our jobs without fear for our health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, in some offices, warehouses, shop floors and factories, accidents and injuries do occur. They’re often the result of unsafe working conditions, due to lack of care or attention when it comes to workplace safety.
Accidents in the workplace can range from the minor to the fatal. In the UK, 679,116 injuries were reported at work during the year 2016/17, according to the HSE, with 1.3 million suffering from a work-related illness.
Workplace injury can be prevented if employers keep premises safe from all potential hazards. If they don’t and it causes an injury, there may be grounds for an accident at work claim.