In Victorian times there was little onus on employers meeting health and safety standards and so the injury rate was far higher. Fortunately nowadays there are a large number of factors at hand that prevent employers from not looking after the health of their employees.
It goes without saying that the majority of people in the UK will never find themselves facing criminal charges. This does not however mean that there’s no value in becoming acquainted with the fundamentals of the prosecution process. In the unlikely event that extraneous circumstances came to pass the worst were to transpire – it is useful to be at least modestly prepared.