Can injury lawyers in Stainforth help?
Stainforth is a small town in South Yorkshire. Speedway racing was staged at the greyhound stadium in the town in 1930. The original “professional” promotion failed and a few meetings organised by a riders’ co-operative were staged at the venue.
If you live here and work on building sites, then wearing a hard hat could save you from serious head injuries that may result in having to seek help from injury lawyers in Stainforth. This also applies if you are a visitor to a building under construction.
Can I claim for head injuries?
Many modern construction companies take not wearing a hard hat very seriously, with some even making it a sackable offence. Wearing a hard hat when on a construction site is vital in protecting employees, and any visitors to the site, from head injuries.
Why is it so serious?
The injury rates were very high before hard hats became compulsory. As well as the hard hats, builders have a duty to minimise the risk of falling objects by using scaffold boards, brickguards 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.
What can be done?
Hopefully, wearing a correctly fitting, good quality hard hat will save you needing injury lawyers in Stainforth. Your hard hat should be:
- In a good condition — damaged ones should be thrown away;
- Fit the wearer properly;
- Not stop the wearing of ear protectors; and
- Only be obtained from reputable suppliers, as there are fakes on the market.
Hard hat maintenance tips
At its 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 with an injury lawyer in Stainforth.
Head injuries can be life changing. 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.
Who are the best people to turn to when I need help?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our in-house personal injury 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 win 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 180 4123, who will give you free advice about your claim. They are there all day, every day, so you can call whenever you want.
Date Published: 6th November 2013
Author: David Brown