If you imagine someone being knocked out, you probably instantly think of a boxing match. After all, this is the most familiar situation many of us will relate to when we think of a knock-out situation.
However, there have been cases – albeit isolated ones – where people have been knocked out at work. It can happen in other situations too, if someone is involved in another kind of accident that causes them to hit their head with enough force to lead them to lose consciousness.
Urgent medical advice and attention
If this ever happens to you, you should seek medical attention immediately. This holds true even if you feel relatively okay afterwards. You have lost consciousness, and that means the blow to your head was quite severe. It could also mean damage has been done – hence the need for medical attention.
Since you are out cold for a while, it may well fall to someone else at your workplace to call an ambulance and get medical help. There should be a first aider there who can provide basic first aid, but beyond this you will need expert help to ensure no permanent damage has been done. If this part of the process is poorly handled, you could end up suffering further damage that could potentially have been avoided.
Has this happened to you?
If you have been knocked out at work, you may still be suffering from symptoms related to what occurred. Even if you have made a full recovery, you should still consider the circumstances that led you to go through that experience in the first place. Was someone else negligent in letting the situation arise to begin with?
It can be difficult to work this out, which is why we would always encourage you to call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve been able to help people make no win, no fee* claims relating to accidents and injuries they have suffered when they were not at fault. Providing someone else can be proven to have been at fault for what happened, it is possible a claim could meet with a successful outcome. If you call our team on 0800 689 0500, you have an opportunity to make a no win, no fee* claim with our assistance. Let us tell you whether this could happen, and whether we can help.
Date Published: March 5, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at work claim