The safety of a hard hat
Gateshead is a large town in Tyne & Wear. The earliest recorded coal mining in the Gateshead area is dated to 1344. As trade on the Tyne prospered there were several attempts by the burghers of Newcastle to annex Gateshead. However, the lease and the abundant coal supplies ended in 1680. The pits were shallow as problems of ventilation and flooding defeated attempts to mine coal from the deeper seams.
Wear your hard hat if you want to avoid having to use work injury solicitors Gateshead
Coalmining, construction, warehouses and shipyards are all examples of where a hard hat can be a lifesaver. They may sometimes have attachments such as lights or ear protection, but the main purpose is to protect the wearer’s head from falling objects while they are working. Even a small object, falling from height will gain momentum and can cause severe brain injuries by the time it hits the victim, as well as the possibility of killing them. A hard hat reduces the risks of this happening significantly but should be:
- In good condition, damaged ones should be discarded.
- Be a good fit for the wearer.
- Good quality, purchased from a reputable supplier. There are many fakes on the market that will give very little protection at all.
If the hard hat your employer gives you does not comply and you are injured because of it, you may be able to make a personal injury claim using work injury solicitors in Gateshead.
How brain injuries can change your life
Head and brain injuries can be life changing, not just for the victim, but for the family as well. Sometimes a brain injury can be so severe that the victim is no longer capable of looking after himself or herself and needs 24-hour care. In this situation, a relative should contact us on your behalf – our work injury solicitors in Gateshead will still handle the claim.
Making a personal injury compensation claim
If you have had an accident that was not your fault within the last three years, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ experience in helping claimants obtain the compensation they deserve and over that time, we have dealt with numerous claims where a hard hat has saved the life of the victim.
Our in-house solicitors are experienced in dealing with claims quickly and efficiently. They will examine every aspect of the impact the accident has had on your life and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries
You should call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone) 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 advice and then you can decide if you wish to continue with your claim. You will be under no obligation to do so.