Spinal injuries are often life-changing. The likelihood of serious and long-term damage leads to a different way of life and often a loss of quality of life as well. When an accident happens at work there is a need to find out what happened so lessons can be learned in the future.
Moreover, construction site spinal injuries need to be investigated and this is done by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Inspectors will determine whether there is any evidence of negligence on the part of the employer in this situation.
If so, there could potentially be a chance of compensation being paid to the injured person. If they lost their life in an accident where they suffered such injuries, compensation could be payable to the next of kin instead.
How could construction site spinal injuries occur?
Often an injury like this occurs in a fall. If someone falls from a height they can land either on the ground or have something break their fall. In both cases there is the potential for serious head, neck and back injuries to occur. This could lead to many weeks or months in hospital while the person recovers as best they can.
Obviously, serious spinal injuries might result in that person not being able to return to work. They may have to learn how to walk again or they could end up in a wheelchair if they are paralysed. Many parts of their life that were day-to-day before the accident happened may now be impossible without help, or without major changes being made.
What can you do?
Suffering a serious accident like this will take a long time to come to terms with. Your whole life is likely to change, regardless of whether you were paralysed or not. As such you can be sure your finances will take a hit at this time.
This is just one of the reasons why you should consider contacting Accident Advice Helpline. We can determine whether you have a strong case to claim for compensation. If you win you can expect an amount of compensation that will cover the needs you now have in coping with your injury.
Call now on 0800 689 0500 to determine whether you can make such a claim. We’ll handle everything for you on a no win, no fee basis. Could you call us here today?
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead