Studies have shown that the most common work related claims are:
- Serious injuries
- Slips and trips
- Needle stick injuries
- Cases of diagnosed industrial disease
- Near miss incidents such as scaffold collapses and explosions
As many as 148 individuals were killed whilst at work in 2012-13
The most dangerous sectors of industry to work within are suggested to be
- Construction with 39 fatalities
- Agriculture with 29 fatalities
- Waste and recycling with 10 fatalities
On top of these statistics we have data to prove that 78, 222 individuals reported injuries to RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) in 2012-13 alone.
Of these 19, 707 accidents, 43% were a result of slipping over at work and an additional 13% sustained from falling from a height.
Moreover 1, 200, 000 work related illnesses were recorded with half a million of these starting in less than a year. Furthermore some 700, 000 were suffering from an illness that was either caused by past work or even made worse by it.
13, 000 deaths occur every year from work diseases such as:
- Cancers (occupational), These can be lung cancer from silica inhalation, diesel engine exhausts, and exposure to asbestos, mineral oils or breast cancer resulting from shift work
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Original source of information about accident at work claims: Blackwater Law