Have you Suffered a Head Injury at Work?
Any kind of head injury can be completely life-changing, not just for the person who is injured but also for their families. Those who have suffered a head injury at work can find their lives, and their livelihoods, destroyed, especially if they have to endure a long period of recovery.
That’s why all employers have a duty to minimise the potential risk of head injuries in the workplace and ensure that their employees are safe from harm. If you have suffered a head injury at work due to your employer’s negligence, then it is highly likely that you can make a claim.
Causes of Head Injuries in the Workplace
Head injuries in the workplace can come in all forms, especially if you are working in hazardous environments such as building sites or factories. The most common causes of head injuries include:
Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls as a result of loose carpeting, wet floors or unsuitable footwear account for 40% of serious injuries in the workplace, including head injuries.
However, these are one of the easiest accidents to avoid and employers should always be aware of any potential slip or trip hazards.
Falls from a great height
Falling from height is one of the biggest causes of major injuries and fatalities in the workplace.
Employees who work at a great height on ladders, roofs, scaffolding or open ledges should be properly supervised and receive the right kind of training and safety equipment from their employers.
Head injuries caused by moving objects, such as a tool falling from a high ledge, are responsible for a significant proportion of injuries suffered at work.
Any equipment that is placed or stored at height poses a great danger to those working or passing below. It is the responsibility of the employer to do all that they reasonably can to protect workers and members of the public from falling items.
If you have suffered a head injury due to any of these kinds of accidents you may be able to make a claim against your employer.
How much Compensation for a Head Injury at Work?
Head Injury at Work Case Study from What’s My Claim Worth
One recent head injury compensation case involved a client who worked as a sales assistant at a major retail chain.
Whilst hanging large posters in the shop window our client fell from a stool and injured his head and neck. He suffered soft tissue neck injuries and experienced headaches for a short period of time after his accident.
Because the employers did not provide suitable equipment, such as step ladders or a footstool, our client was unable to carry out this task safely.
As a result, we were able to secure £2,300 in compensation for our client, even though liability was initially disputed by the employer.
How to make a Head Injury at Work Claim
At What’s My Claim Worth our team of solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with cases relating to accidents at work, including head injuries.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you, get in touch with us today for a no obligation chat, or use our Claimometer.