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Injury Prevention Week

AWH Solicitors are proud to support Injury Prevention Week, which is running throughout this week, from the 2nd – 6th August 2021. Hosted by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the week aims to highlight the ways in which we should consider the safety of others in our day to day lives.

New research that was carried out has found that more than half the UK public said that they do not regularly think about the safety of others when going about activities such as driving or working.  Mike Benner, the chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), said ‘most people don’t seem to consider if their actions could injure other people during their day-to-day activities, like driving or maintaining their houses or running their businesses.’ These concerning figures highlight that we should be thinking more about others and finding ways to limit accidents and injuries in both the workplace and in our everyday lives. After the huge toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on our lives, we should be aware now more than ever as to how our actions can negatively or positively impact those around us. APIL states that there were 564,359 personal injury claims last year, which amounts to more than six Wembley stadiums filled with people who have suffered from needless injuries.

There are a few common injuries that our solicitors assist clients with, including both accidents at work and personal injuries. Accidents at work compensation can be claimed if you have suffered from an accident that was due to your employer’s negligence. If your employer doesn’t provide a safe work environment, then they face claims being made against them. Employers have a legal duty to ensure the safety of all employees, contractors and visitors on-site – at all times. It is up to them to check safe working practices are in place and provide personal protective equipment where necessary. Just like businesses, government authorities also have a duty of care and should ensure that public spaces like parks and streets are always safe. If an injury occurs in a public place and it isn’t your fault, then you can also seek the support of an expert solicitor to help you get the compensation that you deserve.

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Throughout injury prevention week, we will be sharing articles that raise awareness of the injuries and industrial diseases that can occur when care is not taken to protect others.

If you feel that you have been affected by an injury or industrial disease that was not your fault, then get in touch with our expert solicitors.

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