BIRMINGHAM, England, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal injury lawyers are anticipating a dramatic rise in workplace accidents as a result of today's announcement by Work and Pensions Minister, Chris Grayling MP, that they will cut 11,000 workplace health and safety inspections.
Birmingham based Law firm DBS law operate a specialist national personal injury claims business, Claim Today Solicitors, processing thousands of accident claims every year. DBS Law has experienced a marked increase in work coming from workplace accidents which it attributes to employers taking a less rigorous approach to health and safety.
Rob Bhol, Managing Director of DBS law, said,
"In the last twelve months we have already seen an increase in our Personal Injury business coming from workplace accidents. We believe this is a result of a more relaxed attitude to health and safety by employers.
If the Government adopts an - after the horse has bolted - approach to accident prevention it will inevitably lead to more people being badly hurt and even killed at work.
Post-accident fines for firms guilty of neglecting health and safety is unlikely to encourage good practice, it is more likely to foster a cover up culture with accident victims being victimised.
It gives me no pleasure whatsoever to confidently predict that cutting 11,000 health and safety inspections will lead to more work for solicitors like us, I'd rather people were safe at work and cared for by their employers."