What would you do if you saw something coming towards you that had the potential to cause you injury? The chances are you would try to avoid or dodge it so you weren’t injured at all. However this is very difficult to do when something comes at you from behind. Indeed, when it comes to flying objects something might easily cause you to be hit on the back of the head and you wouldn’t know anything about it.
Accident Advice Helpline has heard from individuals who have been injured in a similar way. On occasion they have lost consciousness or been concussed as a result of this type of accident. In some cases we have been able to prove negligence was involved on the part of someone else.
How might you be hit on the back of the head?
This could happen at work, while out walking or in a variety of other situations. You just never know whether you might find yourself in a situation where you could be hit by something in this manner. Since you don’t see it coming you cannot do anything to get out of the way.
Injuries like this can be difficult to avoid and can take time to recover from. Head injuries have the potential to be more serious anyway. They may potentially mean you suffer concussion or a fractured skull, depending on the weight and speed of the object that hits you. The severity of your injuries can help determine the amount you might get as compensation if negligence is proven to have occurred.
How can such incidents happen?
Clearly the main thing is to ensure everyone does what they can to avoid such things happening. In the case of people at work, there should be health and safety rules in place to ensure this doesn’t have a chance of happening. In other cases we should all take care to ensure nothing has a chance of hitting anyone else.
It’s good to know you can always call on Accident Advice Helpline if you ever find you have an injury of this nature. Learning whether someone else was negligent is very important. If you need to do this just call 0800 689 0500 so you can speak with someone who has knowledge in this area. One fast call to our enquiry line will do the job.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen