How safe is your workplace? The vast majority of people would say they work in a very safe environment, regardless of the industry they are in or the job they do.
This is thanks to the diligence of their boss in ensuring they follow all the health and safety rules in place today. Very few people will be injured at work, and fewer still will suffer serious injuries such as head injuries in the workplace.
Every workplace is different. A building site will have very different hazards that could potentially arise compared with a regular office building. However there is every chance that any workplace could potentially be dangerous if the proper health and safety rules are not followed. If this was the case there could be evidence for negligence to look for.
How might head injuries in the workplace happen?
The two main ways these could occur would either be through something falling on someone or by someone falling and hitting their head. They wouldn’t need to fall from a height either – if they were unable to break their fall in some way they might hit their head on the way down.
In every work venue there is a clear need to perform risk assessments. These should always be done to identify any potential risks that might be present. If these went unnoticed there could be a greater chance someone could be injured. In turn there would be proof of negligence that the risk assessments were never done.
Recovering from head injuries
The recovery period can vary considerably depending on the individual and the nature of the head injuries they have experienced. In some cases a concussion may not take very long to recover from.
However if severe brain injuries have occurred these may take far longer to recover from. In some isolated cases the person may not fully recover and may have to give up work as a result of their injuries.
These situations can lead to financial worries for the individual concerned. That’s why it’s always sensible to give Accident Advice Helpline a call.
Our number is free on 0800 689 0500 and you can also benefit from no-obligation advice. If we take on your case and lose you won’t pay a penny.
If you win our fee comes out of the compensation you secure, so you will be in the best possible position at all times.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen