Expert injury lawyers in Poulton-Le-Fylde say: make sure you wear your hard hat
Working on a construction site, or in a warehouse, can be a dangerous game. People fall from heights, and objects drop onto them from a height on a regular basis. There are over 2 million workers in construction alone, add this to the warehouse workers and that’s a lot of potential victims.
If any of them are in an accident that was not their fault, and in that accident they are injured, they may want to make a personal injury claim and use expert injury lawyers in Poulton-Le-Fylde.
Protective gear could stop you having to use expert injury lawyers in Poulton-Le-Fylde
In both environments, wearing protective clothing can help reduce the severity of any injuries, particularly wearing a hard hat. Wearing a hard hat on a building site or in a warehouse is vital to your health and safety. To do its job properly your hard hat should be:
- In good condition, damaged ones should be discarded
- Be a good fit for the wearer
- Not stop the wearing of ear protection
It is a legal requirement that hard hats are worn on construction sites, and many construction companies see it as gross misconduct if it is not worn, and the employee faces instant dismissal. The employer should supply employees with a hard hat free of charge.
Something small can cause untold damage
It does not have to be something large falling from height to cause a serious injury. Something small, when falling from height will gain momentum and can cause serious injury to the head if protection is not worn.
Head and brain injuries can be life changing, not just for the victim, but for the family as well. Sometimes a brain injury can be so severe that the victim is no longer capable of dealing with every day normal tasks themselves, let alone trying to make a personal injury claim. In this situation, a family member should contact expert injury lawyers in Poulton-Le-Fylde at Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury claim on behalf of the victim.
Making a personal injury compensation claim
If you have suffered any type of injury, from any type of accident that was not your fault, the experts at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help with your personal injury claim. Over the last 13 years, we have helped thousands of claimants get the compensation they deserved, and numerous of those have been construction and warehouse workers.
On our website there is a 30-second test that will let you know if you have a valid claim, and about the amount you can expect to be awarded.
You could call our freephone number helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to one of our friendly and professional advisers. They are trained to discuss your accident and the resulting injuries with you, give you free initial advice and then you can decide together if you wish to continue with your claim. You will be under no obligation to do so.
Date Published: 31st October 2013
Author: David Brown