If you work on a construction site, it could be a very dangerous job. Twenty years ago, it was even worse, but thankfully its better now because of the tightening of health and safety measures introduced. But accidents can still happen.
A personal injury lawyer in Portsoy for construction site injuries
There are over 2 million workers on construction sites in the UK, making it the countries biggest industry. It was not uncommon for injuries or even deaths to happen because of objects that have fallen. This was before the introduction of hard hats and other safety measures were introduced.
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 brick guards. Make sure you wear your hard hat, so you do not have to look for a personal injury lawyer in Portsoy.
Many employers view not wearing your hard hat as gross misconduct punishable by instant dismissal. Not only should you make sure you wear a hard hat on a construction site, you should also make sure it is:
- 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 caries the kitemark.
- Not interfering with you wearing other safety gear such as ear protectors
- Well fitting
- In good condition, damaged ones should be discarded
If you follow these guidelines, then at the very least a hard hat will reduce the risk of an severe head injury, and also may mean you not needing a personal injury lawyer in Portsoy.
What are the effects of a head or brain injury?
The different effects of a head or brain injury can be minor or severe. Even if its minor, for example mild concussion, you will still need a few days to rest and recover and it is not unusual for concussion to have long term effects. But if its a severe brain injury, the effects can be life changing.
The brain is the most delicate part of our body and generally well protected by our skull but has 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.
Something falling from height does not have to be large to cause untold damage, even something as small as a bolt will gain momentum as it falls, and can create a serious injury.
A personal injury lawyer in Portsoy can support you
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 have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they were entitled to. Among those there have been numerous claims from construction workers who have been hit on the head by a falling object.
Contact our advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. This is a 24 hour helpline line, and we will give you free advice. We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis and therefore to make your claim will not need any funds upfront.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown