Lisburn is a city in Northern Ireland. It is the second largest council district, after Belfast. If you are employed in a warehouse or on a construction site, in Lisburn or anywhere else, a hard hat could save your life. In both these jobs you are at the risk of falling objects hitting your head and when they fall from height, they do not need to be big to cause an injury and the need for an injury claims lawyer in Lisburn.
Before hard hats were introduced, there was no protection for the workers heads. In the construction industry particularly, it was not uncommon for injuries or deaths to occur because of falling objects. The UK has 2 million construction workers, making it the largest industry in the country. HSE says that accident and death rates are still above average compared to other trades, but hard hats have helped reduce the number of deaths and serious brain injuries. 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.
The quality of your hard hat
The condition of your hard hat is really important. It should be:
- Well fitting
- In good condition, 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 carries the kitemark
- It should not stop you wearing other safety gear such as ear protectors
Follow these guidelines and at the very least, the hard hat will reduce the severity of your injury and may mean you do not need to use an injury lawyer in Lisburn.
The consequences of a head injury
The effects of a head injury can be life changing. You may have something mild like concussion, 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 as 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.
Use an injury claims lawyer in Lisburn at Accident Advice Helpline to make life easier
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 15 years and our injury claims lawyer in Lisburn has helped many claimants get the compensation they were entitled to. Amongst those, there have been numerous claims from construction and warehouse workers who have been hit on the head by a falling object.
Contact our advisors on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 if you need an injury claims lawyer in Lisburn. We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis so to make your claim you will not need any funds upfront. Call now!
Date Published: 13th October 2013
Author: David Brown