Preventing a head injury
Head injuries are probably the most serious types of injury that you can sustain, alongside a spinal or whiplash injury in Chippenham. All of these types of injuries could have complications, which could lead to paralysis, permanent damage or even death.
There are many reasons that a person may sustain a head, spinal or whiplash injury in Chippenham, and one of the most common is accidents on the road. This may be between two vehicles, a vehicle and a cyclist or a vehicle and a pedestrian. Either way, both of the parties involved in the accident may be badly injured. Here are some ways to avoid being badly injured.
- Safety helmets. One of the best ways to prevent a head injury is to wear a safety helmet. For certain activities a safety helmet is compulsory, such as if you are riding a motorcycle, or a bike on a public road. In other cases it is up to you to choose to wear a helmet or not, but if you do have the option to wear a helmet for any activity, it is probably for the best that you decide to wear one.
- Avoid falls. Both in the home and the office you should have preventative measures put in place to ensure that you don’t have any falls. This includes putting rugs and non slip mats on stairwells, as well as having a proper bannister or rail, using a proper stepladder to reach high up spots and wiping up any spills as soon as they occur.
- Follow health and safety guidelines. Wherever you find health and safety guidelines, they are there for a reason. When you start a new job, for example, familarise yourself with the health and safety guidelines and procedures to ensure that you are always safe.
Claiming compensation for a head or whiplash injury in Chippenham
If you have been in an accident and are sure that the accident was caused by the negligence of the other person, you may be able to claim compensation back for your injuries by using Accident Advice Helpline to process your claim.
The helpline has over 10 years’ experience with these types of claims and can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your head or whiplash injury in Chippenham.
You can call the helpline on: 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about what happened, and decide with them whether or not you want to proceed, based on how successful you think your claim might be. The team will then help you to start your claim if you are happy to go ahead.
Date Published: 8th May 2014
Author: David Brown