Working on a construction site can be a dangerous pursuit. It is a lot safer now than it was 20 years ago, but still too many accidents happen. There are over 2 million workers on construction sites in the UK, making it the countries biggest industry.
Before the introduction of hard hats and other safety measures, there was no protection for the workers heads, and it was not uncommon for injuries or deaths to occur because of falling objects. As well as hard hats being compulsory on building sites now, other safety measures have been made part of the regulations, such as scaffolding boards and brickguards.
Make sure you wear your hard hat, so you do not have to use expert injury lawyers in Raglan
Many employers view not wearing your hard hat as gross misconduct punishable by instant dismissal. Not only should you make sure you wear a hard hat on a construction site, you should also make sure it is:
- Well fitted.
- In good condition as damaged ones should be discarded.
- Of good quality. There are many fakes on the market that will do nothing to protect you. Make sure your hard hat is purchased from a reputable supplier and caries the kitemark.
- Not interfering with you wearing other safety gear such as ear protectors.
Following these guidelines could at the very least, mean that the hard hat will reduce the severity of your injury and may mean you do not need the help of expert injury lawyers in Raglan to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The effects of a head or brain injury
The effects of a head or brain injury can be life changing. Even with something mild like concussion that will take no more than a few days rest to correct, you can end up with life long effects from it. But you could end up with severe brain injuries that will change your life, and the lives of your family forever. The brain is the most delicate part of our body and generally well protected by our skull but has hard as the bone of our skull is, if the impact is heavy enough, it will be damaged and you may no longer be the same person.
Something falling from height does not have to be large to cause untold damage, even some as small as a bolt will gain momentum as it falls, and can create a serious injury.
Let us be you expert injury lawyers in Raglan
Accident Advice Helpline have the experience and expertise you or your family need in this situation. We have been assisting people with their personal injury claims for over 16 years and have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they were entitled to. Among those there have been numerous claims from construction workers who have been hit on the head by a falling object.
Contact our advisors on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis and therefore to make your claim will not need any funds upfront. If you are looking for expert injury lawyers in Raglan, give us a call today.
Date Published: 2nd November 2013
Author: David Brown