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The benefits of good health and safety

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), more than 200 individuals suffer fatal personal injuries in the workplace every year in the UK. As well as this, numerous employees suffer injuries in accidents at work, while many could have developed an industrial disease.

Despite this, it appears that employers are failing to take accident prevention seriously. According to a survey, published in HR magazine, 62% of staff members believe the economic recession affected managers – causing them to prioritise other factors above health and safety.

However, putting measures in place to reasonably prevent accidents at work could not only help employers adhere to their legal responsibilities, but might also make good business sense. Moreover, having an excellent health and safety policy can carry a number of other benefits.

The benefits of health and safety

The HSE states that employers could experience a wide range of benefits by having a good health and safety policy. These include:

As an example, the HSE highlights the case of a major food retailer who dramatically changed its health and safety policy. By implementing several new measures, the organisation eventually reported that sickness absence had declined by 17%, reportable accidents had been cut by 28%, its staff members felt happier working for the company, and worker morale had improved.

Potentially, if an employer implements an excellent health and safety policy, he or she could also experience similar benefits. In addition, they may be less likely to face legal action from staff members attempting to claim workplace accident compensation.

Claiming workplace accident compensation with Healys Recover

If you suffered personal injury during an accident at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation – providing the incident was not your fault.

Our experienced team have extensive knowledge of this subject area and should be able to tell you if your claim is likely to succeed.

Please contact us today to find out more information about making an accident at work claim.

Jonathan Austen-Jones

Non-Member Partner

Brighton

01273 810 067

jonathan.austen-jones@healys.com

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Paul Keown

Non-Member Partner

London

020 7822 4168

paul.keown@healys.com

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Vanessa Bishop

Litigation Executive

Brighton

01273 810 063

Vanessa.Bishop@healys.com

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Andrew Cleary

Litigation Executive

Brighton

01273 810069

andrew.cleary@healys.com

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Trevor Henley

Head of Personal Injury and Insurance Litigation

Brighton

01273 810061

trevor.henley@healys.com

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Dino Skinner

Managing Partner

Brighton

01273 810070

dino.skinner@healys.com

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