Have you suffered a head injury after an accident at work? Head injuries are more common than you might think, and whilst they can be minor, such as a concussion, there’s also the potential for them to be life changing, for example a brain injury. Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people to claim compensation for head injuries sustained in workplace accidents – and we thought we would share with you some of the most common causes of head injuries at work.
How did your head injury happen?
Workplace accidents can happen at any place of work, whether you’re employed as a builder on a construction site or a secretary in an office. Here are just a few of the most common causes of head injuries at work:
- Slips, trips and falls – for example if you slip on a wet floor and bang your head on an object, or the floor, as you fall
- Objects falling from height – for example boxes falling off a shelf or tools falling off scaffolding and hitting you
- Falls from height – falling from a roof, scaffolding or even a ladder
- Being hit by flying debris, usually in an industrial environment
- Accidents involving vehicles – for example being injured in a collision whilst driving for work or being injured by an industrial vehicle
These are just a few examples of common causes of head injuries in the workplace – there are plenty of other hazards lurking which could cause these types of injuries. If your head injury is life changing, for example, if you have suffered a brain injury, you may be unable to return to work or live your life to the full. You may need care and assistance to remain independent in your own home, and this costs money. We can help you to claim the compensation you deserve if this has happened to you.
Is your employer to blame?
Don’t worry if you’re not sure if your employer is to blame for your accident. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to our expert advisors. They offer confidential, no-obligation advice and will be able to tell you if you have a viable claim. However you have been injured, do bear in mind that there is a three-year time limit to make a claim. So it’s a good idea to get in touch with us as soon as possible after your accident. Even if you are struggling financially after taking time off work, you can make a 100% no win, no fee claim with our personal injury lawyers.
Date Published: May 13, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton