Workplace accident claims on the rise again post-Covid

11th April 2023


by Neil John, Head of Civil Litigation

Statistics for 2021/22 on the Health and Safety Executive website report that over 60,000 workplace injuries were reported in Great Britain under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) and a total of 565,000 people are believed to have suffered an injury of some description at work.  Fraser Dawbarns has seen an increase in the number of clients seeking advice on work-related injury claims in the past year, following a lull during the Covid lockdown period.


Neil John, who heads the personal injury team comments: “The most recent claims we have settled are those of a care worker who suffered a broken finger while trying to assist a patient and a restaurant waiter who was injured when he fell on a wet floor.  Historically, however, we have seen more personal injury claims brought by workers in the construction sector where, unfortunately, the injuries suffered are frequently more severe, involving a fall from height or damage inflicted by a piece of machinery. Whatever the nature of a client’s workplace and the type of injury they have incurred, we are happy to discuss with them whether or not they may have a valid claim”.

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This article aims to supply general information, but it is not intended to constitute advice. Every effort is made to ensure that the law referred to is correct at the date of publication and to avoid any statement which may mislead. However, no duty of care is assumed to any person and no liability is accepted for any omission or inaccuracy. Always seek advice specific to your own circumstances. Fraser Dawbarns LLP are always happy to provide such advice.

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