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3 Most Dangerous Industries to Work in the UK

In recent months, studies have been carried out to determine the most dangerous industries to work in the UK. According to the latest data provided by Go Compare, several professions carry a higher risk of accidents occurring in workplaces than others. If you have experienced an accident in the workplace, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now, to get the highest compensation for your case.

Top 3 most dangerous Industries to work at

1.Construction Site Jobs 

Construction site work can be dangerous, daily they include working with dangerous machinery, appliances, and heavy objects. The employer’s responsibility is to ensure that any dangers are kept to the lowest possible standard and the construction site workers are safe. Accidents in the workplace can be caused by a range of reasons, however, they are more likely to happen if the employer is treating health and safety standards in the workplace negligently. Between 2015 – 2020, 17.1% of workplaces fatalities occurred in Construction work.

2.Farming 

A close second after construction site work; farming came in with a 16.4% fatality rate of all workplace fatalities between 2015 – 2020. It is understandable why farm jobs are one of the most dangerous one’s in the UK, working with dangerous heavy machinery, livestock, and potentially dangerous chemicals. The most common accidents in the farming industry include:

  • Being struck by a moving vehicle
  • Falls from a height
  • Contact with machinery
  • Being injured by an animal

If you have been hurt or injured whilst working in the farming industry, it is likely you may be eligible to claim compensation. We highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors; to help you get the highest compensation for your case, in the most stress-free and easy way.

3.Manufacturing 

Manufacturing being the third most dangerous industry to work in the UK comes as no surprise to anyone, with a 13% fatality rate. However, different types of manufacturing jobs are more dangerous than others. The most dangerous manufacturing job being working with fabricated metal products, this is because it includes working with metal, meaning staff may have to work with high temperatures and use heavy dangerous machinery. Dangerous manufacturing jobs also include working with, food, transportation equipment and machinery.

If you have been involved in an accident in the manufacturing industry, and therefore suffered injuries from it, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side as you may be very likely to be able to claim compensation.

What Should I Do If I Have Been in An Accident at Work?

Being in an accident at work can result in very serious injuries and damages to mental health and financial loss. If you have been involved in an accident at work and suffered mental, physical, or financial damage, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side, to get the highest possible compensation for the damages you have faced.

We will help you gather any necessary evidence and information to help with your case to enable you to get the highest possible compensation for your case. If you would like to find out more about accidents at work read our Accidents At Work Page.

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