If you have suffered a serious mishap in the workplace recently then you are probably employed by a firm outside Sutton but Croydon's are among the most accident prone.

New figures from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) show the borough has the second lowest proportion of workplace accidents in London.

People in Sutton reported 44 serious injuries to the Health and Safety Executive between 2006 to 2007, compared with 281 in Westminster. Kingston emerged as the safest borough, with 33 people hurt on the job, while Croydon was among the 10 most accident prone, with 92 injuries.

Across the capital, employers were required by law to report 2,819 major injuries or fatalities, leading to calls for extra vigilance.

Lesley Mercer, head of employment relations at CSP, said: “Despite legislation putting the responsibility for staff safety in the hands of employers, there is still an unreasonably high rate of workers being seriously, and even fatally, injured while doing their jobs.

“One major, or fatal injury, at work is one too many. Employers need to take immediate steps to ensure workplace accidents are prevented and all employees are protected from the potentially devastating effects.”

For advice on safety in the workplace, call the Health and Safety Executive helpline on 0845 345 0055.