Most of us know a fall can result in some severe injuries. It all depends on how far a person falls of course – simply falling over can be painful and incur injuries but it may not be as bad as falling from a height. It is perfectly possible to suffer head injuries from a fall if you cannot break your fall as you land. This rarely happens at work thanks to the work at height regulations, but there is the potential that it could happen.
A fall could occur if there are inadequate barriers to prevent someone falling from a height. This could also happen on hotel balconies and in other locations where people are standing or working at a height. For example a castle with areas open to the public should be safe to visit and the ramparts should be checked for safety on a regular basis. If this does not happen there could be negligence claimed to be the reason behind someone suffering head injuries from a fall.
Are such injuries serious?
It all depends on how the person falls, which part of the head they hit and how hard. The distance of the fall can also come into play, but some people have been lucky to escape injury while falling from a height, whereas others have suffered injuries while falling from a lower level.
Determining negligence is a very important part of this process. While there are cases where accidents do just happen and no one is at fault, there are other situations where someone can definitely be found to be at fault. Accident Advice Helpline will assess the facts of each case and determine whether there is any evidence that negligence occurred.
Making sure you recover
Prompt medical treatment can make all the difference to the recovery process that follows any head injury. In some cases people may suffer lasting effects from a head injury. The promptness of treatment can make the difference between a moderate recovery and a good one. It can also potentially save lives.
If you’ve suffered a head injury during a fall that occurred within the last three years, it is important to make sure you contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Just one call to our enquiry line – free of charge – could give you the answers you want, so make that call now.