Wearing a hard hat could stop you from getting a very serious injury which could cause big changes to your life. If something fell from a great height, knocking your head to one side suddenly, it could easily cause a whiplash injury in Brixham, but without the hard hat would probably cause a brain injury, and might even kill you.
If you find yourself in this situation, through no fault of your own, with a whiplash injury in Brixham, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim agaist the person responsible for your accident, using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to put the claim together on your behalf.
Building and construction sites have rules and regulations to try to stop a serious accident from happening, as they can be dangerous places to work. Tools or the like could easily be dropped from a height and your hard hat could mean the difference between a whiplash injury in Brixham, and a brain or head injury of a much more serious nature.
The effects of hard hats
The introduction of hard hats into the construction industry, and warehousing, has is just one of the safety measure that has helped reduce the number of injuries in this industry. However, for most types of accidents, even though health and safety has been made much tighter over the last twenty years, building and construction sites still have higher than the national average of accidents and deaths occurring on them.
For health and safety reasons, it is important that you wear a hard hat or any other protective clothing provided by your employer. They have a legal duty to supply it to you free of any charge, you have a legal duty to wear it. Just make sure that your hard hat is:
- A good fit
- Of a good quality
- Does not stop the wearing of ear protection
- In good condition, damaged ones should be discarded
Claiming for a whiplash injury in Brixham
If you have had an accident that was not your fault within the last three years, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have 14 years experience in helping claimants obtain the compensation they deserve, and over that time, we have dealt with numerous claims for a whiplash injury in Brixham.
You could call our freephone number helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak to one of our friendly and professional advisors. They are trained to discuss your accident and the resulting injuries with you, give you free legal advise and then you can decide together if you wish to continue with your claim. You will be under no obligation to do so, and they will not pressurise you in any way.
Or you could complete our 30-second test. This lets you know if you qualify for compensation, and then gives you an estimate of how much it might be.