Britain's Most Dangerous Jobs

22 May 2014

The Telegraph has recently published a list of some of the jobs which cause the most fatalities and injuries in the UK.

While we could all probably have guessed at some of them, there are also a few surprises:

  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Shopkeeper
  • Mechanic
  • Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Estate agent

The fact is that workers can find themselves injured in all manner of different jobs, in all manner of circumstances.

Over the last ten years or so I have acted for victims who have suffered injuries doing all the jobs listed above (except perhaps librarian!). As a result of this huge variety, it does mean that my team and I have developed a comprehensive understanding of many different kinds of industry and all sorts of workplaces.

Whatever work you do, your employer owes you a duty of care to take steps to keep you safe. Even if you are self-employed, there may be someone else who is in control of your workplace who may owe you a duty. Therefore, if you have been injured at work, contact us to discuss whether you might be able to bring a claim for compensation.

Mark House is an Associate at Advance Legal. Please contact Mark or another member of the team on 0800 068 00 69 and they will be happy to discuss your compensation claim with you.