Injured workers should get immediate medical care

Staff
injured at work should have immediate medical help rather than having to wait
for months while their condition worsens, experts have insisted.

The
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy complained that people are spending too long
on waiting lists to see a consultant after being injured at work.

More
than half a million people are off work and claiming benefits because of
work-related injuries, said the society.

Meanwhile,
the Amicus union has claimed that fewer workplace inspections are being carried
out by the Health and Safety Executive because of a shortage of funds. 

General
secretary Derek Simpson said there was overwhelming evidence that the threat of
legal action was the best way to persuade companies to improve their health and
safety standards.

By Mike Berry

 

 

 

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