Building sites of all shapes and sizes can be potentially dangerous if the proper health and safety rules and regulations are not closely followed. In the majority of cases the employers on such sites take great care to ensure all the rules are followed so every worker in every trade is as safe as they can possibly be. Wearing hard hats, following instructions and receiving proper training will all be relevant in this situation, along with a variety of other measures.
Unfortunately accidents can and do happen on such sites on occasion. While they are rare when given the number of people working on building sites overall, there are instances where injuries do occur.
Head injuries on a building site can perhaps be the most worrying of these, since any head injury should be treated with great caution. If negligence was involved in causing such an injury to happen, there is the chance that someone could receive compensation for their injuries.
How can such an accident happen?
The most obvious way to sustain head injuries on a building site would be if something dropped onto someone’s head. This might cause injuries even if the person was wearing a hard hat. There should be methods in place that minimise the chances of this kind of accident happening in the first place.
Every employer should make sure they take good care of everyone working on their building site. There is no excuse for negligence as they should be following the advice given within the health and safety rules. Head injuries could change someone’s life, and not for the better either. In some cases people have been unable to work again due to the long-lasting injuries they have suffered.
Avoiding head injuries
While a hard hat is a good thing to wear and should always be worn on a building site, other measures can be put in place to avoid head injuries from occurring.
For example if people are working at height there should be protection in place to ensure nothing can fall from the level they are on and hit people working below. This is just one example.
Make sure you get no-obligation advice if you’ve been affected by a head injury at work. Call Accident Advice Helpline now on the free number – 0800 689 0500. It’s all you have to do to get the advice you deserve.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen