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Home > News > Personal Injury News

27th April 2006

International Workers Memorial Day

Tragic Accidents at Work

Friday 28th April is International Workers Memorial Day - an opportunity for us all to think about the millions of people around the world each year that are killed at work as a result of accidents in the workplace.

Although some people die from accidents which were not foreseeable, most die because of the negligence of their employers.

Families of the victims, together with many trade unions, are campaigning to make employers responsible for the wellbeing of their workers. They intend to do this by ensuring that the new Corporate Manslaughter Bill being introduced by the Government deals with rogue employers harshly.

Deaths at Work in the UK

Clear Answers' lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors, who support the work of trade unions, state that there are over 220 workplace deaths each year in the United Kingdom alone. This figure does not take into account the tens of thousands of people who are injured or killed by asbestos-related diseases contracted after an exposure to asbestos at work.

There will be a number of events held on Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have died at work. The purpose behind the day is to remember the dead and fight for the living. For more information visit the TUC website.

Compensation Claims

If you have been injured in an accident at work, which was your employers fault or if someone you know has been killed in an accident at work, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Contact Clear Answers on 0800 783 9019 for expert advice or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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