Injury solicitors in Goodwick want you to wear your hard hat
Before hard hats became compulsory on construction sites, many more workers died from falling objects that hit their head. The hard hat has without doubt saved lives, how many we will never know. These are just one of the steps that has been taken over the last 20 years to make building sites a safer place to work.
Although this concerted effort by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has decreased the number of serious injuries and deaths in the construction world, the percentage per workers is still higher than any other industry in the country, closely followed by farming.
Injury solicitors in Goodwick point out that you may face instant dismissal
The wearing of hard hats is not only compulsory for construction worker, but also for any visitors to the sites. Most building companies treat an employee not wearing their hard hat as gross misconduct and the employee often faces instant dismissal. This is how serious the construction companies take health and safety issues, after all they do not want to have to face injury solicitors in Goodwick with a personal injury claim made by one of their employees or a prosecution from HSE for not complying with the law.
Making sure it is a good one
You cannot just put on any hard hat and expect it to give you the right protection. It has to 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 kite mark
- It should not stop you wearing other safety gear such as ear protectors
If your hard hat fits the above, it could well save your life when you are working on a construction site.
We will help make your claim
If you have been injured in an accident on a construction site, or anywhere else, and those injuries needed medical attention, providing the accident happened no more than three years ago, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline are the law firm you should contact to help you.
We have the experience and expertise you need when making a claim. We have been assisting people with their personal injury claims for over 13 years and have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they were entitled to. Among those there have been numerous claims from construction site workers who have been hit on the head by something falling from height.
On our website there is a 30-second test which will let you know if you have a valid claim, and also will give you an estimate of the amount you could be awarded.
Contact our advisors on 0800 180 4123. This is a freephone line, and they will give you free advice. We operate on a no win no fee* basis so you will not have to find any money to start your personal injury compensation claim.