If your job involves you working on a construction or building site, then wearing a hard hat could save you from a serious head injury which could have resulted in you making a personal injury claim using an injury lawyer in Tadworth. You should also wear any other protective clothing as well to protect you from injuries. This also applies if you are just a visitor to the building site, as it is not only the workers who are in danger on such a site.
Making an injury claim for a head injury
If you do not wear your hard hat on a building site, then it is quite common to see signs threatening instant dismissal. Wearing a hard hat when on a building site is vital in protecting employees and any visitors to the site from head injuries, should something fall and knock their head. It does not have to be anything large — even a small item will gain speed as it falls if it is dropped from height, which can then cause serious injuries.
In the old days on a building site
As a construction company, there is a responsibility to make sure that the risk of an injury is small, for example the using of scaffold boards or brickguards to try to stop the falling of objects causing an accident. 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 builders should do
With some luck, wearing a correctly fitting, good quality hard hat will save the need to make an injury claim. The bricklayer, electrician, carpenter or anyone else on site cannot just throw on any old hard hat — it 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 fake hard hats on the market.
How to treat 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 should be discarded.
An injury lawyer in Tadworth at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make an injury claim
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 also give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be awarded if successful.
We also have friendly, professional advisors on our freephone number 0800 180 4123, who will give you free advice about your claim.
Date Published: 11th March 2014
Author: David Brown