Accident at work compensation and the woodworking sector

Accident at work compensation claims are particularly common in the woodworking sector. In fact, out of the entire manufacturing industry, working with wood is among the most dangerous tasks, with woodworking having one of the industry’s highest accident rates.

The majority of accident at work compensation claims in woodworking relate to workers making contact with moving machinery. Around one-quarter of all major accidents in the sector is of this type, and this risk factor has even led to the deaths of employees. Woodworking is the only sector in the UK in which machinery accidents are responsible for more injuries than slips and trips, which account for around one-fifth of all accidents.

Some of the other dangers in the woodworking sector include industrial illnesses caused by sawdust and other airborne particles, the risk of fire or explosion, and the dangers posed by vehicles…

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