Hard hat injury? Let the injury claims lawyers in Tanworth in Arden handle your claim
Construction and industrial workers may loathe the sight of them, but the bright yellow safety helmet is synonymous with safe working practices on construction and industrial sites around the country. Safety helmets are obligatory health and safety equipment in the building trade. Indeed, it is the legal responsibility of the main contractor or employer to ensure that all workers and visitors to the site wear approved safety helmets whilst on site.
The history of the safety helmet
Hard hats or safety helmets have come a long way in terms of their manufacture and design. The first hard hats were fashioned by dock workers who coated their hats in tar and left them to set in the sun. These coated hats were the first forms of head protection worn by workers in construction.
E W Bullard in the late 19th century was responsible for designing and manufacturing the first safety helmets. Indeed, following his son’s return from World War I with a steel helmet, he decided to use this design as the basis for the ‘hard boiled hat’ made from steamed canvas, glue and black paint. This was later worn by workers in the construction of the Hoover Dam in 1931 and the Golden Gate Bridge in 1933.
Today, helmets are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and incorporate various safety and comfort adaptations for the wearer:
- Visor to protect the eyes;
- Ear defenders to protect the ears;
- Full face visor to protect the facial area;
- Safety light for increased visibility;
- Internal suspension system to reduce the likelihood of damage to the skull from impact; and
- Bright yellow colour for easy identification in poor weather and when working at height.
Making your claim
If you or a fellow worker have suffered a painful head injury as the result of an accident at work that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, then you may be legally entitled to make an injury claim using injury claims lawyers in Tanworth in Arden.
Accident Advice Helpline are a leading team of specialist advisers and solicitors who can guide your claim through the compensation process to a satisfactory conclusion. Simply call our helpful advisers 24 hours a day, seven days a week to gain useful insight, free legal advice and information into the claims process using our injury lawyers.
If you are eligible to make a claim, then our professional injury lawyers will process your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis. Try our unique and useful 30-second online test or call us on 0800 689 0500 to see if you can claim and get an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.