15 Aug 2019

Nearly a Third of Work Accidents as a Result of What?

Of the non-fatal injuries as reported by employers in 2017/18, nearly a third were as a result of slips, trips or falls.

Statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive stated that of 71,062 injuries reported, 31% were down to this method, with 21% as a result of handling, lifting and carrying related issues.

A total of 10% of cases involved being struck by an object, which happened to one of our clients in a recent case study.

Far more commonplace than perhaps first thought, a workplace accident can have a devastating impact on those involved, a fact highlighted by our Head of Employer’s Liability and Public Liability Paul Morpeth.

“Accidents at work, by their very nature, can result in significant injuries such as fractures, crush injuries and back problems and as a consequence lead to the inability to work for varying periods of time,” 

Paul Morpeth, Head of Employer’s Liability and Public Liability at Winns

“If an injured person is unable to work this can lead to financial hardship, especially if they only receive statutory sick pay. They can very quickly run into debt and be unable to pay essential bills, which in turn leads to further problems.  If their inability to work becomes long-term then these issues will only get worse, but it may also mean that the injured person will no longer be able to do their job. This can have a significant impact on an injured person’s mental health given the stress involved in going through this process.”

At Winns, we have a dedicated team waiting to help you with your claim. From start to finish, our staff will guide you through the process.

“Winns can offer specialist legal advice in relation to pursuing an accident at work claim,” continued Winn Solicitors’ Head of EL/PL.

“Once we have been able to make an assessment of your case, we can arrange for you to be examined by our medical experts to understand the extent of your injuries and ensure that you receive the full level of compensation that you are entitled to as a result of your accident.”

If you’ve had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault:

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