Hard hats to stop compensation claims in Petersfield
If you work on any sort of construction site, among the protective clothing you will have to wear is a hard hat. This also applies if you are a visitor to a building under construction. The wearing of one could save you from serious head injuries that may have resulted in having to make a compensation claim in Petersfield.
A compensation claim in Petersfield for head injuries
Wearing a hard hat when on a construction site is vital in protecting employees, and any visitors to the site, from head injuries should something fall and knock their head. In fact, it is not uncommon to see signs, aimed at employees, threatening instant dismissal if they are found on site not wearing one.
The days before hard hats
Before hard hats became compulsory in the construction industry, a lot of workers were killed, or received serious head injuries because of falling objects hitting them. As well as the hard hats, builders have a duty to minimise the risk of falling objects by using scaffold boards, brickguards and anything else suitable.
What builders should do
The bricklayer, or any one else, on site cannot just throw on any old hard hat, it should be:
- In a good condition, damaged ones should be thrown away
- Fit the wearer properly
- Not stop the wearing of ear protectors
- Only be obtained from reputable suppliers as there are fake hard hats on the market
Hopefully, wearing a correct fitting, good quality hard hat will save the need to make a compensation claim in Petersfield.
Look after your hard hat
Hard hats are a bit like motorcycle helmets in that if they get dropped or receive a hard knock, it compromises their integrity and should be discarded.
Head injuries can change your life
Head injuries can be life changing. At their worst a head injury can affect all parts of your body, stop you being able to speak or do anything for yourself. In this situation a family member acting on your behalf should make the compensation claim in Petersfield.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whether it is yourself or someone else on you behalf, Accident Advice Helpline will coordinate your compensation claim in Petersfield.
Our in house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise needed in such cases and would be sure to maximise the amount of personal injury compensation you receive.
On our website there is a compensation calculator which we call the 30-second test. This will let you know if you qualify to make a claim and if you do, it will give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be awarded.
We also have friendly, professional advisors on our freephone number 0800 180 4 123 who will give you free advice about your claim. They are there all day, every day so you can call whenever you want.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis so you will have no money to find to start your claim; we only get paid when we have won your case.
Date Published: 18th August 2013