Work Related Injuries Industry Statistics

Work Related Illness and Workplace Injuries by Industry - UK Statistics Infographic

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Approximately 1.2 million people each year suffer from a work related illness. In 2013/14, the cost of injuries and ill-health from current working conditions was estimated to be £14.3 billion.

In 2014/2015, work related illness and workplace injuries accounted for the loss of 27.3 million working days. There were 611,000 self-reported injuries which occurred at work, according to the Labour Force Survey.

  • 198,000 self-reported injuries leading to over 3 day absence
  • 152,000 self-reported injuries leading to over 7 day absence
  • 78,000 employer-reported injuries
  • 19,000 employer-reported specified injuries

Work Related Illness and Workplace Injuries by Industry

Prevalence Rate of Work Related Illness & Incidence Rate of Workplace Injury (per 100,000 workers):

IndustryWork Related IllnessWorkplace Injury
Human Health / Social Work4550 (4.6%)2180 (2.2%)
Public Admin / Defence4160 (4.2%)2270 (2.3%)
Water Supply / Waste Management4010 (4.0%)2490 (2.5%)
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing3690 (3.7%)4300 (4.3%)
Utility Supply3630 (3.6%)*
Education3370 (3.4%)1630 (1.6%)
Transport / Storage3350 (3.4%)2600 (2.6%)
Construction3120 (3.1%)3080 (3.1%)
Other Service Activities3010 (3.0%)1400 (1.4%)
Administrative & Support Service Activities2820 (2.8%)1600 (1.6%)
Financial & Insurance Activities2740 (2.7%)*
Manufacturing2670 (2.7%)2430 (2.4%)
Arts / Entertainment / Recreation2600 (2.6%)2120 (2.1%)
Real Estate Activities2430 (2.4%)*
Wholesale / Retail Trade2420 (2.4%)2080 (2.1%)
Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities2420 (2.4%)810 (0.8%)
Information &  Communication2410 (2.4%)620 (0.6%)
Accommodation / Food Services1800 (1.8%)2730 (2.7%)
Mining & Quarrying**
All Industries3080 (3.1%)1970 (2.0%)

Of course, these are just the injuries and illnesses which were reported as being work related. Experts believe that unreported illnesses and injuries account for half of the true figures.


Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics

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