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Workplace injury - all industries

There are two main sources of non-fatal injury statistics: estimates from self-reports obtained through the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS); and incidents reported by employers under RIDDOR. When analysing trends, statistics from the LFS have several advantages over RIDDOR: they are not subject to substantial under reporting; they are not affected by changes in legislation; and data is available for all workplace injuries, irrespective of time off work.

Data from both sources shows:

Self-reported non-fatal injury amongst people who have worked in the last 12 months, by absence duration

Note: 95% confidence interval on average +/- 6% on the total

Self-reported non-fatal injury amongst people who have worked in the last 12 months, by absence duration (LFS)

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Note: 2003/04-2013/14 estimates have been revised (October 2015), as LFS data sets have been reweighted to reflect population estimates based on the 2011 Census.

More information about workplace injury

Updated 2015-10-14