According to the HSE stats, there were 121,430 injuries to employees in the workplace, with around 26,000 of those being classed as "major" injuries, and 152 of them fatal.
Furthermore, around 1.3 million people suffered from illness, either new or long-standing cases, that were caused or made worse by their employment, past or present.
In total, around 28.5 million working days were lost across Britain last year, this equates to a rate of 1.2 days per worker. It is estimated that almost one in a thousand British employees will suffer a major injury at work during their working lives.
Alastair Hall, Head of Health & Safety at Citation commented on these findings, "These findings highlight how common workplace injuries really are. Employers need to know their legal requirement to provide a safe workplace with regards to health and safety to protect both the employee and themselves"
If you are worried that your business is not properly conforming to health and safety regulations, and could be hit with similarly hefty court and compensation costs from injured employees, then a consultant from workplace health and safety specialists Citation could help.
Operating throughout the UK since 1995, Citation provides professional advice and compliance packages to business clients. Independently endorsed at the highest level its market leading services provide guaranteed protection in the high risk areas of employment law and health & safety regulations.
For more information about Citation and the range of health and saftey and employment law services they provide, visit the Citation website at http://www.citation.co.uk/
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