Workplace Accidents and Injuries in The Catering and Hospitality Industry

The catering and hospitality industry is vast, employing around 1.96 million people in the UK. While catering and hospitality may not be considered as high risk compared to industries like construction, work within accommodation and food service accounts for a statistically significant rate of workplace injuries. Source: HSE Common accidents and injuries in the catering…

Work Related Musculoskeletal Injuries and Construction Workers

The construction industry is in the top three occupations for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. What is a work-related musculoskeletal disorder? A musculoskeletal disorder is a broad term used to describe a disorder within the body’s musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system consists of the body’s bone, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles. Musculoskeletal disorders can cause pain, discomfort, numbness or tingling. If…

Common Types of Accidents – The Construction Industry

Despite improvements to workplace safety, the construction industry remains a potentially dangerous profession. 80,000 workers suffered from work-related ill health each year (LFS) There were 30 fatal injuries to workers in 2016/17 (RIDDOR) and 64,000 non-fatal injuries to workers each year (LFS) The vast majority of construction fatalities were caused by falls from a height.…

The Latest Workplace Accident, Injury and Disease Statistics.

  Talking about workplace accidents, injuries or diseases still holds some stigma. Even though employers have insurance that covers personal injury claims against them, there are still many misconceptions about making a claim. There is plenty of bad press about personal injury claims which give the impression that the UK is becoming ‘too risk-averse’ or…

Support and Rehabilitation After a Personal Injury

When you have a personal injury, you may need treatment, rehabilitation and support quickly. As part of your claim, the costs of treatment, care, or home adaptations/aids can be covered. We will, where possible secure an interim payment to help you access the services that you need. Depending on the severity of the injuries, rehabilitation…