Hard hats to prevent injuries
The wearing of a hard hat could save you from serious head injuries that may have resulted in having to make an injury claim in Ruddington. 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
Can I make an injury claim in Ruddington for head injuries?
It is not uncommon to see signs aimed at employees threatening instant dismissal if they are found on site not wearing a hard hat. 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.
What was it like in times of old?
As well as hard hats, builders have a duty to minimise the risk of falling objects by using scaffold boards, brick guards and anything else suitable. 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 on the head.
What should builders do?
Hopefully, wearing a correct fitting, good quality hard hat will save the need to make an injury claim in Ruddington. The worker on site cannot just throw on any old hard hat — it should be:
- Obtained from reputable suppliers, as there are fakes on the market;
- In a good condition — damaged ones should be thrown away;
- Fit the wearer properly; and
- Not stop the wearing of ear protectors.
How to care for 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 they should be discarded.
How head injuries can change your life
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 injury claim in Ruddington. Head injuries can be life changing.
Who can help me?
At Accident Advice Helpline, 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. 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.
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 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 689 0500, who will give you free advice about your claim. They are there all day, every day, so you can call whenever you want. Whether it is yourself or someone else on you behalf, Accident Advice Helpline will coordinate your injury claim in Ruddington.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown