If you have been the unfortunate victim of a personal injury or a serious injury that occurred in the workplace you may feel like you are the only one, but the facts show that you are not on your own.
The statistics for the period 2013 - 2014 as shown at http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/, demonstrate that work related injury and illness is frequent. There were 133 workers killed at work last year. 1.2 million people are suffering from a work related illness (this might be a mental or physical illness). 78,000 injuries to employees occurred that were reportable to RIDDOR.
The Labour force survey reported that 629,000 injuries at work occurred. 28.2 million days of work were lost due to work related illness or injury.
Workplace illnesses were also prolific with 2535 mesothelioma deaths that were attributed to past exposure to asbestos in 2012. You can find more information on mesothelioma (Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that most often starts in the covering of the lungs) at http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/mesothelioma/
With so many individuals being hurt or injured in the workplace and so many avenues that those suffering need to consider.
You may need advice, without cost or obligation, about whether you have a claim for compensation. If you wish to speak us at KLS Law we have over 25 year experience in giving you just such information.
KLS law recognise that the important thing in all of this us you. You can simply explain what has happened and we will be able to advise you what options may be available to you.
Rather than always wondering; you will have the peace of mind of knowing you explored every avenue and got the facts. You may also be entitled to compensation, and if you are, KLS Law will be able to support you in obtaining the compensation you deserve should you choose to make a personal injury claim or a serious injury claim.