The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released their latest statistics for 2012/13 relating to workplace injury and illness.  78,370 workplace injuries were reported in the UK during this time period. A total of 148 reported were fatal injuries and 19,707 were classed as serious injuries.

Workers involved in construction, agriculture and waste and recycling have the highest rates of fatalities. Slips or trips and falls from height made up a large proportion of the major injuries reported. Heavy lifting and carrying were also common causes of injuries.

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Work related diseases were also included in the statistics. They show that around 13,000 deaths a year are caused by work related diseases. There was a total of 2291 fatal deaths due to mesothelioma and asbestos exposure.

The number of both fatal and non fatal serious injuries reported has fallen in this period compared with figures from previous years. However, the number of self reported injuries has increased. The worst areas for reported injuries were across the Midlands. West Somerset had the most fatal injuries reported.

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If you have suffered injury as a result of an accident at work, call Freeclaim Solicitors on 0800 612 7340 to speak to one of our specialist accident at work solicitors about claiming compensation.

We also have expert serious injury solicitors who can help you, or a loved one, claim compensation after exposure to asbestos, as well as other work related and industrial diseases. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and we will call you back.

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Published: 22nd November 2013