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One in four UK workers would not claim for serious work injury

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A quarter of UK workers would not make a negligence claim if they experienced a serious injury at work as the result of faulty or unsuitable equipment, a survey has suggested.

 

According to the Health and Safety Executive there were 120,000 injuries reported in the work place last year.

The poll of 1,151 people was conducted by not-for-profit organisation the Assocation of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Association president Muiris Lyons said: "People are right to make a claim if they are injured through an employer’s negligence — it is an employer’s duty to keep employees safe in the work place.

"Employees should therefore feel empowered to stand up for their rights when it comes to cases of negligence at work."