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New research shows that the number of major injuries caused by work-related accidents fell below 20,000 in 2012.

There was an 11% drop in injuries such as fractures, burns and amputations in the workplace in England, Wales and Scotland, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). There were 148 fatal injuries, down from 171 the previous year, while the cost of injuries and ill-health was around £13.8 billion in the year to 2011, against £16.3bn four years earlier.

The reduced total of accidents at work represents the lowest figure since records began in 1996. However, The HSE, the body that gathers work accident data on behalf of the government by region shows that if you live in our part of the world (Yorkshire and The Humber) you have a significantly higher than average chance of suffering a major injury due at work.

The HSE's latest research for Yorkshire and the Humber, in 2012/13 shows:

  • Fatal injuries: there were 15 fatal injuries to workers.
  • Major injuries: there were 1 807 major injuries to employees.
  • Injury rates: the rate of injury for fatal and major injuries was 84.0 per 100 000 employees, compared with a GB rate of 78.9.

And the figures are just as gloomy for that other creator of accidents – our local roads.

The Government's most recent figures show:

  • There were 19,297 casualties of road accidents in 2011.
  • There were 173 fatalities
  • Another 2,336 people categorised as KSI (Killed or sustained Serious Injuries).

Violent crime is also a massive contributor to serious injuries in our region:

  • There were 7,305 violent crimes in North Yorkshire between Oct 2012 – Oct 2013 at a monthly average of 608 violent crimes per month.
  • There were 27,372 violent crimes in West Yorkshire between Oct 2012 – Oct 2013 at a monthly average of 2,281 violent crimes per month.
  • There were 13,050 violent crimes in South Yorkshire between Oct 2012 – Oct 2013 at a monthly average of 1,087 violent crimes per month.
  • There were 13,803 violent crimes in Humber Police's jurisdiction between Oct 2012 – Oct 2013 at a monthly average of 1,150 violent crimes per month.

If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a work-related accident, car crash or violent crime you will already know only too well that the consequences are painful, costly and incredibly stressful.

If you have suffered your accident through no fault of your own you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim.

If so, it is absolutely vital that you have the right team on board to fight your corner.

So, let us put your mind at ease.

Contact our Specialist Personal Injury Claims Lawyers Leeds

Call us on 08000838358. You can also contact us online by completing our enquiry form here

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