Surprising Facts About Injuries in Construction

Surprising Facts About Injuries in Construction

As a professional in the construction industry, you probably take health and safety seriously. After all, if you don’t, who will?

Thanks to the HSE Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations data from the past six years, we can now give you a breakdown of most common incidents.


Ever wanted to know the most common types of injuries? Well, here you go…

Fact 1

60% of accidents occur between Monday and Wednesday, making them the most dangerous days of the week!

Fact 2

The most common type of injury are fractures. Fractures make up 36% of all injuries sustained in construction in the last 6 years.

Fact 3

The top cause of injury are slips, trips and falls. Slips, trips and falls collectively make up nearly a quarter of all incidents in construction.

Fact 4

The most commonly injured part of the body is lower limbs. Lower limb injuries make up 12% of all injuries in construction.

Fact 5

50% of all injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences are reported from the construction of buildings.

What can you do?

In your profession, you should be no stranger to implementing risk management strategies and encouraging a safe working culture. So, besides meeting HSE regulations, you should really consider a robust insurance cover.

Find out what you need to know about Public Liability and Employers Liability through our website or better yet get your quote and speak to one of our qualified insurance advisors who will be able to find you the right level of cover for your business.