We all recognise that head injuries can be very serious in some instances. Even a simple fall that leads someone to knock their head against something could have serious consequences. You may associate head injuries with extreme sports, car accidents and falls from a height. However they can also occur in a number of other circumstances that might seem far less likely.
For example if you work in an office you may not think a head injury would be that likely. It is certainly true that office work doesn’t usually lead to head injuries occurring at any point. With that said though, some people do win office head injury compensation each year as a result of an accident they have suffered while at work in that particular setting.
How on earth could something like that happen?
This is a natural question to ask, but it is an important one as well. If you’ve received a head injury at work you should ask yourself whether it was caused by someone else. If the answer is yes, you have a much greater chance to win office head injury compensation. This holds true regardless of whether the injury was relatively small or whether it has changed your life and altered what you can and cannot do.
Head injuries may occur in various ways in an office setting. For example if you tripped over something and fell, you could hit your head on the corner of a desk. If the floor was slippery and you fell down the stairs as a result, you could definitely strike your head on the stairs or on a wall as a consequence. You may also suffer a head injury if you were getting something out of a cupboard and something fell out and hit you because it hadn’t been stored in there properly.
Can you claim for compensation?
Every situation is different. However you always need proof of negligence to help support a likely claim if you have suffered a head injury.
This is where Accident Advice Helpline can come in. You can seek no-obligation advice we would be only too glad to provide you with. The sooner you call 0800 689 0500 the sooner you can find out whether your head injury might lead to a successful claim for compensation. Don’t be left in the dark – get expert legal advice on a no-obligation basis from us today.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead