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Working days lost due to workplace injury in Great Britain 2010-2019

In 2018/19, there were approximately 3.9 million working days lost in Great Britain due to workplace injury, this is the lowest amount of working days lost in the provided time interval. The preceding year, 2016/17, had the highest amount of working days lost due to workplace injury at over 5.5 million days.

Where most workplace injuries happen

The agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry had the highest rate of workplace injuries reported in Great Britain between 2016/17 and 2018/19. In this period, there was an average annual workplace injury rate of 4,110 per 100,000 workers in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry. This was followed by a rate of 2,420 injuries per 100,000 workers in the construction industry.

Workplace illness

There were over 23.4 million working days lost due to work-related illness in Great Britain in 2018/19. The prevalence of working days lost due to illness has been increasing since 2010. In terms of the industry with the highest number of days lost due to illness caused by work, the electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning industry comes top of the list. Over the last three years, there have been annually on average 4,900 cases of workplace illness per 100,000 workers in this industry.

Annual number of working days lost due to workplace injury in Great Britain from 2010/11 to 2018/19

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2010/11 to 2017/18

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