Hard hats are not the prettiest of fashion accessories — in fact, they look dreadful — but over the last 20 years they have saved many workers in the construction and warehouse industries from serious head and brain injuries, and helped reduce the number of deaths.
This being the case, it does not really matter how they look. They are there for a purpose and they do their job well, providing they:
- Are of a good quality, as there are cheap imitations on the market that will give little or no protection;
- Are of a good fit for the wearer, while allowing them still to wear ear protectors if they are needed; and
- Have not have been dropped or damaged. Any hard hat to which this happens should be discarded, as their integrity will be suspect.
So if you work on a building site, make sure you wear your hard hat, then hopefully you will not need the services of solicitors, because of construction accidents in Kingskerswell.
Avoid construction accidents in Kingskerswell by wearing your hard hat
Wearing a hard hard is compulsory in the construction industry, and many employers view it as an act of gross misconduct if a worker is found without one, which will usually be punishable by instant dismissal. This might seem harsh, but you have to remember that employers can be held responsible for injuries that happen in their workplace, so they really do not want to increase the chances of this happening.
If you have an accident even though you are wearing a hard hat, and you suffer a head injury because of it, then you will wish you had not had construction accidents in Kingskerswell.
Any type of head injury can be life-changing
If you suffer from any form of head or brain injury, this could change your life forever. It’s not just your life, either; it is also those of people around who may find life very different.
In some cases, a brain injury can leave the victim no longer able to do normal things that we take for granted every day; they even may not be able to stay in their own home anymore. If this happens then a family member should make an injury compensation claim on your behalf, as you should not lose out on the compensation to which you are entitled.
Making a claim for construction accidents in Kingskerswell with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had an accident that was not your fault within the last three years, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years of experience in helping claimants to obtain the compensation they deserve, and over that time we have dealt with numerous claims in which a hard hat has saved the life of the victim.
You could call our freephone number helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our friendly and professional advisors. They are trained to discuss your accident and the resulting injuries with you, give you free legal advice about making a claim, after which you can then decide together if you wish to continue with your claim. You will be under no obligation to do so. You can also call us on your mobile using 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 16th April 2014
Author: David Brown