In 2016/17, there were 609,000 self-reported non-fatal injuries to workers in the UK. Although some workplaces are more dangerous than others, workplace accidents can happen in any type of environment. From offices to construction sites, there are many different injuries and incidents can arise. It is up to employers to ensure that all working environments are as safe as possible. If your employer has failed in their duty to do this, you will have grounds to claim compensation. Common reasons for claiming against an employer include: failure to carry out risk assessments, ignoring the recommendations stated in a risk assessment, inadequate training, and allowing employees to use machinery that was faulted or unsafe.