An accident sign at one of the most dangerous places to work in the UK.

The Most Dangerous Places to Work in the UK

Workplace safety is a critical issue across the UK. While fatal work injuries are rare and have been steadily reducing throughout the decade, these devastating accidents can and do still happen. Last year, 135 workers in the UK died in workplace accidents, which was, in fact, an increase from the previous year. As personal injury lawyers, we represent both clients and their families in workplace and fatal injury accidents, helping them to seek justice and get the compensation they deserve. 

So, we thought we would take a look at these figures in more detail and, through our analysis, find out where the most dangerous regions in the UK are for fatal workplace accidents. Read our blog to find out the most dangerous places to work in the UK and in which industries you are most at risk of a fatal injury.

Here at Remus Robu Solicitors we conducted comprehensive analysis to reveal the most dangerous places to work in the nation, shifting the focus from minor office mishaps to life-threatening accidents in certain regions.

The UK’s Most Dangerous Places to Work

To pinpoint the areas with the highest risk, our team at Remus Robu Solicitors analysed a range of data sources including dividing fatal workplace injury statistics per 100,000 workers by population data. From this, we developed an “accident score”out of 100 with the most dangerous region Wales being 100 with the other regions’ score based on proportionality from this number. This was to assess the likelihood of a fatal workplace injury for each area of the UK. 

Top of the Danger List

Wales tops the list as the most dangerous place to work in the UK with Scotland not far behind. This is most likely due to more high risk job roles in physically demanding industries such as construction, agriculture and forestry industries which are more likely to lead to serious or fatal injuries. 

Below is a graph that shows the full results of our research: 

Key findings

  • Wales records the highest number of fatal workplace accidents per capita. 
  • Scotland ranks as the second most dangerous place to work, just behind Wales. 
  • London has the lowest rate of fatal workplace accidents and therefore the safest place in the UK. 

London the Safest Place to Work

Through our research London emerged as the safest region in terms of fatal workplace accidents. This can be attributed to the capital’s stringent safety predominance of office-based employment, which generally presents fewer risks compared to more industrial jobs. 

However through more of our research into traffic accident data London was revealed as the most dangerous place to drive along with being the most accident prone. 

So now you know the most dangerous places to work – what industries lead to the most fatal accidents? 

According to the latest data the construction industry had the highest number of fatalities. This was followed by agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Among all major industrial sectors, agriculture, forestry, and fishing had the highest fatal injury rate per 100,000 workers, followed by the waste and recycling industry.

The top three causes of fatal injuries were:

  • Falls from height 
  • Being struck by a moving object 
  • Being struck by a moving vehicle 

This information is based on the annual data release from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Great Britain’s workplace regulator, for the period from April 2022 to March 2023.

While the focus of our data is on fatal accidents, it’s crucial to remember that workplace injuries encompass a broader spectrum. As expert personal injury lawyers in London, we handle cases involving various types of work-related injuries, including slips, trips, and falls in the workplace and any other injury that was not your fault. 

What to Do if You’re Injured at Work

Suffering an injury at work can be a distressing experience. It’s vital to seek immediate medical attention and report the incident to ensure it is officially documented. If you find yourself a victim of a workplace accident, it’s important to consider the following to ensure a successful claim:

  • Immediate Reporting – report the accident immediately to your employer and ensure it is officially recorded.
  • Medical Documentation – seek medical attention and keep detailed records of your injuries and any treatments received.
  • Legal Consultation – consult with a specialised attorney to discuss your case and explore your legal options.
  • Timely Action – remember that claims should be made within three years of the accident.

How Remus Robu Solicitors Can Help

At Remus Robu Solicitors, we are deeply committed to ensuring that those affected by workplace accidents receive the support and compensation they deserve. Our team of experienced solicitors provides personalised legal guidance, helping you through each step of your claim. As Romanian Lawyers in London – Avocat Roman in Londra. We specialised in helping the Romanians living in the UK navigate their personal injuries claims.

If you’ve experienced a workplace injury and need expert legal advice, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be able to evaluate your case, discuss your legal options and give you expert guidance on your claim. Contact us today to ensure your rights are protected and you get the compensation you deserve or email us at