Falling objects are a common accident at work in South Ribble to be involved in, often in the construction or warehousing industries. If you are the unlucky person whose head the object falls on, then this can have terrible consequences for you, as you could suffer serious head and brain injuries.
This is less like to be as serious an injury as it was 20 years ago though, because now we have hards, and they have saved the lives of many workers since their introduction.
The wearing of a hard hat could potentially save your life one day
Wearing your hard hat could avoid an accident at work in South Ribble, and potentially save your life. The warehousing and construction industries are notorious for things being dropped from height, probably because they are the main two have have to send workers off ground level.
The problem is that if someone five floors up drops something quite small, say a bolt for instance, by the time it reaches someone on the ground it is travelling so fast it is like being hit by a bullet.
On a building site and in a warehouse, it is a legal requirement for you to wear a hard hat. In fact if you do not, then your boss is entitled to fire you on the spot for gross misconduct. Hard hats are just one of the safety measure that has helped dave lives in these tow industries, and the only one that fares any worse is the farming industry.
Look after your hard hat
It is really important that you look after your hard hat. When you are issued with one, it should be yours alone. Do not lend it to anyone one else, and if you drop it, it should be discarded as the integrity of it can be compromised. Your employer should supply you with a hard hat free of any charge, but if you damage it yourself, they would be quite within their rights to charge you for a replacement.
Making a claim for your accident at work in South Ribble with Accident Advice Helpline
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Contact our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of our friendly advisers. They will have all the information you need to decide if you want to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.