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, 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.
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