Work injury rate high
Blaby has one of the highest workplace injury rates in the country, according to a survey by a campaign group.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) said in 2011-12 there were 156 workplace injuries recorded in the district – the equivalent of 709 per 100,000 employees.
The average rate for the UK was 445 per 100,000 employees.
APIL released the figures as members of the House of Lords were due to debate a clause in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which would change the way injured workers claimed compensation from their employers.
"In Blaby, more people suffer a workplace injury per head of the population than in most parts of Great Britain," said APIL president Karl Tonks.
"This number could increase if Government proposals go ahead.
"The change would mean if an employer breached health and safety regulations and a worker was injured, the burden of proving what went wrong would fall to the worker."