We spend a significant amount of time at work and so staying safe is something both employees and employers are responsible for. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 1.3 million working people suffered from a work-related illness in 2015/16, with 144 workers killed while at work, and a further 621,000 injuries occurred at work, according to the Labour Force Survey.
Recently released statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that work related injuries and ill health are costing the economy £14billion a year, despite Britain being one of the safest places to work in Europe. Deborah Foundling, Industrial Disease specialist Personal Injury Lawyer, here reviews the statistics and urges employers to consider their health and safety practices in the workplace.
The introduction of new rules regarding injuries at work mean that as of 1st October 2013, any employee injured at work will now have to fight harder to prove that their employer was at fault. Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP, explains what the new rules mean to employees, and questions how some employers may now act when it comes to health and safety.