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Your employer has a duty to protect you and tell you about health and safety issues that affect you. They must also report certain accidents and incidents, and if the accident was caused as a result of your employer’s negligence, pay you sick pay and give you time off work. 

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Which accidents need to be reported to the HSE 

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) require employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises to report workplace incidents. 
Understanding which workplace accidents require reporting is crucial for maintaining a safe and compliant work environment. This blog details the types of workplace injuries that must be reported, based on guidelines from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK, and examines the industries where these accidents occur most frequently. 

Fatal and Specified Injuries 


All work-related deaths, except suicides, must be reported. 

Specified Injuries: 

Includes fractures (excluding fingers, thumbs, toes), amputations, significant eye injuries, serious crush injuries to the head/torso, serious burns, scalping requiring hospital treatment, loss of consciousness from head injury or asphyxia, and injuries from working in enclosed spaces. 

Over-Seven-Day Incapacitation 

Accidents leading to an employee being unable to work for more than seven consecutive days must be reported within 15 days. 

Over-Three-Day Incapacitation 

Injuries resulting in more than three days of incapacitation must be recorded but not reported. 

Non-Fatal Accidents to Non-Workers 

Injuries to non-workers requiring hospital treatment must be reported. 

Occupational Diseases 

Certain diseases likely caused or worsened by work, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, severe cramp, occupational dermatitis, and occupational cancer, must be reported. 

Dangerous Occurrences 

Certain near-miss events, like equipment failures or accidental substance releases causing potential injury, need reporting. 

Workplace Accidents by Industry 

Overview of Workplace Injuries 

In 2021/22, there were 61,713 non-fatal injuries reported by employers. These included injuries causing up to 7 days and over 7 days absence, with significant days lost due to workplace injuries. 

Common Types of Non-Fatal Injuries 

Non-Fatal accidents, reported under RIDDOR 2021/2022, including those accident types that account for 5% or more of the total. 
Slips, trips, or falls on the same level (33%) 
Handling, lifting, or carrying (18%) 
Struck by moving objects (10%) 
Acts of violence (8%) 
Falls from height (8%) 

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Industries with High Rates of Non-Fatal Injuries 

One hundred and thirty-five workers were killed in work-related incidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to figures published by the Health and Safety Executive on 6th July 2023. 
The industries with the highest deaths were construction (45), agriculture, forestry, and fishing (21), manufacturing (15), and transportation and storage (15). Agriculture, forestry, and fishing has the highest rate of fatal injury per 100,000 workers of all the main industrial sectors followed by waste and recycling. 
The annual data release published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Great Britain’s workplace regulator, covers the period from April 2022 to March 2023. 
Graph showing fatal injuries to workers, broken down by the industry type, in 2022/23.
The bar chart illustrates the number of fatal injuries to workers by main industry for the year 2022/2023. It clearly shows that the construction industry had the highest number of fatal injuries, followed by agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Other industries, such as manufacturing, wholesale retail, motor repair, accommodation and food, and transport and storage also reported significant numbers of fatal injuries. The industries with the fewest reported fatal injuries were admin and support services, and waste and recycling. 

Record keeping 

All employers must keep a record of any reportable injury, an injury that leaves a worker incapacitated for over three days, disease, or dangerous occurrence. 
An employer’s records must include: 
the date and method of reporting 
the date, time and place of the event 
personal details of those involved 
a brief description of the nature of the event or disease 

How to report 

Incidents should be reported online to the Health and Safety Executive. 


Compliance with HSE's reporting requirements is essential for workplace safety. Awareness of the types of reportable accidents, along with an understanding of which industries are most affected, can help in developing better safety protocols and practices. If you have had an accident at work, contact MG Legal- we are no win no fee solicitors, specialising in winning compensation for those that suffer injury in the workplace. 

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With offices across Lancashire, and clients throughout England and Wales, MG Legal are the go-to solicitors for no win no fee accident at work claims. Contact us today for a no-obligation chat about how our fully-qualified personal injury solicitors can help you, on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to you. 

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