Workplace injuries involving hazardous chemicals – the statistics

Relatively speaking, the number of serious injuries and deaths causes by accidents involving hazardous chemicals in the workplace is fairly low. Indeed, such accidents account for just 1 in 50 workplace fatalities and 1 in 50 serious injuries in the workplace.

Between 2011 and 2012 there were just 3,000 injuries involving hazardous chemicals in workplaces around the UK and only 1 in 6 of those was deemed serious enough to be classed as a ‘major’ injury by the Health and Safety Executive.

Chemicals found in the workplace can be extremely dangerous with some of them being highly explosive and others capable of burning through burning through body tissue or even causing cancers. Given how dangerous these chemicals are it is good news that accidents are rare. Even so, serious injuries caused by hazardous chemicals can be very extreme in nature with many of the incidents reported to the HSE relating to accidental ingestion of the substances as well as accidental contact with the eyes and other parts of the body cited.

Employers cannot afford to take any risks when it comes to hazardous chemicals and the safety of their employees. We often see accidents occur because managers prioritise the reduction of costs over employee safety but the consequences of such negligence are too grave where hazardous chemicals are involved.

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Relatively speaking, the number of serious injuries and deaths causes by accidents involving hazardous chemicals in the workplace is fairly low. Indeed, such accidents account for just 1 in 50 workplace fatalities and 1 in 50 serious injuries in the workplace.

 

Between 2011 and 2012 there were just 3,000 injuries involving hazardous chemicals in workplaces around the UK and only 1 in 6 of those was deemed serious enough to be classed as a ‘major’ injury by the Health and Safety Executive.

 

Chemicals found in the workplace can be extremely dangerous with some of them being highly explosive and others capable of burning through burning through body tissue or even causing cancers. Given how dangerous these chemicals are it is good news that accidents are rare. Even so, serious injuries caused by hazardous chemicals can be very extreme in nature with many of the incidents reported to the HSE relating to accidental ingestion of the substances as well as accidental contact with the eyes and other parts of the body cited.

 

Employers cannot afford to take any risks when it comes to hazardous chemicals and the safety of their employees. We often see accidents occur because managers prioritise the reduction of costs over employee safety but the consequences of such negligence are too grave where hazardous chemicals are involved.

 

Call the Work Accident Solicitors if you have been injured working with dangerous chemicals

 

If you have sustained injuries as a result of an accident involving hazardous chemicals and you feel that your employer’s negligence was to blame, our work accident solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation.

 

Dial 0808 901 9069, or

 

Fill out the contact form below to get in touch.

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