WORK ACCIDENT IN GOLBORNE OR WIGAN
WORK ACCIDENT Pemberton Golborne and Newton Le-Willows
We set out below some interesting statistics about accidents at work.
Key figures for Great Britain (2014/15)
1.2 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2014)
144 workers killed at work (2015/16)
76,000 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
611,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
27.3 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
£14.3 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2013/14).
The above figures may be a little out of date but they have not changed very much over the past couple of years.
You may be a little surprised by the above but quite clearly there is no compensation culture it is just that employers continue not to take enough care of their workers.
If you make a claim rather than suffering in silence and being a statistic then this may help to bring these figures down and may do some good in the longer term. Employers may then take steps to prevent accidents happening again and again.
Remember it is the insurers who pay out not the company.
You can claim back loss of wages and something for the pain and suffering you have suffered.
Why not call Faircloughs for face to face advice on a no win no fee basis on 01942-665700/01942-724928 or call into 2 Heath street Golborne or 778 Ormskirk Road Wigan.
What have you got to lose?
FAIRCLOUGHS ACCIDENT AT WORK SOLICITORS IN GOLBORNE AND WIGAN