Head injuries can be particularly serious, even if at first this may not appear to be the case. Symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and loss of consciousness might point to concussion or a more severe condition that may even require surgery.
Head injuries may also happen in a variety of different ways. For example car crashes, other accidents and even falls or incidents at work could all potentially create the circumstances in which a head injury might occur. Fortunately few of us will ever experience injuries like this. Furthermore very few will ever be hurt in this way in the workplace.
How could head injuries happen in a factory setting?
Factories are intense, busy and often loud places. People work in all kinds of roles there too. Some will work on conveyor belts or with other pieces of machinery. In some instances people may have to work at height too.
This might be the case with those people involved with maintenance tasks or other similar jobs. However, some machines require an operator to work while standing on a platform of some kind. This should be safe with little chance of falling off it, otherwise this could in itself cause a head injury.
If factory bosses wish to avoid situations in which factory head injury compensation may have to be paid out, it is a good idea to make sure all health and safety rules are followed at all times. Risk assessments must be performed to identify any potential hazards. These should then be resolved to further minimise the odds of something going wrong.
Have you had a head injury?
Working in a factory may be demanding but you certainly wouldn’t expect to suffer any injuries because you hadn’t been trained properly or been allowed to use machinery that is in good condition and is safe to use.
Thankfully there aren’t that many factory workers who are in this position. However if you have been hurt in this way you do have a right to consider whether a compensation claim might be a possibility.
If you wish to follow up this option, call Accident Advice Helpline. Our free enquiry line is here whenever you need it. All you need to do is call 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you have enough evidence to make such a claim for the injuries you suffered.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead