If you work in a warehouse or a construction site wearing a hard hat could one day save your life. An object could fall from a height and hit your head, while you are working and then you may want to use solicitors to help you make an injury compensation claim, if the object causes you an injury. Read on if you have been hurt in Kirkwall.
There was more fatalities before hard hats were introduced, and many more serious injuries to the head. This was because the workers heads were not protected. It is common on building sites that objects will fall, and they do not have to be large to cause large amounts of damage.
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A small object dropped from seven floors up will gain momentum on its way down and if it lands on some ones unprotected head, it could prove fatal. There are approximately 2 million construction site workers in the UK, that’s a lot of heads that could be hit.
The people at the HSE say that even though accidents and fatalities are still above average compared to other trades, hard hats have helped to reduce the number of deaths and serious brain injuries.
On building sites, hard hats have been made compulsory, along with other safety measures, for example scaffolding boards and brick guards.
You need a good quality hard hat
You should have a good quality hard hat and they should be purchased from a reputable dealer. There are many fakes on the market that will give no or little protection, so make sure it carries the safety Kitemark. It should be of a good fit, and worn properly, not tilted back on your head. If it should be dropped or damaged in anyway, it should be discarded and replaced with a new one.
If you follow these regulations, your hard hat will reduce the seriousness of any head or brain injuries that you might suffer. This may mean you do not need to use the solicitors in Kirkwall or elsewhere across the UK.
The results of a head injury
The results of a head injury can be devastating. It could change not only your life, but the peoples around you as well. If your head injury is minor, for example concussion, then this can be bad enough, but if your head injury is major, for example a penetrating brain injury, then this can turn your world upside down forever and change your life completely.
Your brain is one of the more delicate organs in your body. Although it is well protected by your skull, if the object or force is hard enough it will break through your skull and straight to your brain. If this happens then your life could change forever.
Helping brain injury victims
Among the many thousands of faultless victims we have helped to get their compensation, there has unfortunately been numerous claims for brain injuries. Contacting Accident Advice Helpline will mean the victim or their family- if they are unable to do it themselves- will be treated with respect and compassion, and given all the help they need to make a brain injury compensation claim. We can help if you have been hurt in Kirkwall.
Date Published: 18th April 2014
Author: David Brown