Head Injuries

Head Injuries in the Workplace Compensation Claims

Head injuries can range in severity from a bang to the head which has led to conclusion and headaches to brain injuries which will have a severe impact of your daily living.

This types on injuries at work can occur in all types of working environments including office work to factory work.

The main causes of a fracture can be the result of:

  • Slips
  • Trips
  • Falls
  • A falling objects
Under the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 there is a duty on all employers to ensure, so far is reasonably practicable, the health safety and welfare of their employees at work.

The injury maybe prevented by the employee being provided with the necessary prosonal protective equipment such as a hard hat.

However, these accident can still occur even when the necessary equipment is provided.

Head injuries may not lead to a brain injury however this is sometimes the case. These are not always overtly obvious.

Symptoms cans include:

  • Memory loss
  • Concentration difficulties

If you have suffered from a head or brain injury at work, WE solicitors can help to claim the compensation you need and deserve. Call us on 0800 206 1616 now.

If necessary we solicitors will report employers to the Health and Safety Executive in order for them to investigate the matter and if necessary prosecute employers.

What to do if I have been involved in an accident?

If you have been harmed during the course of your employment you should do the following:

  1. Report your accident to you supervisor/boss.
  2. Ensure the accident has been recorded in the Accident book, ensuring you have read the contents and are happy with the accident circumstances.
  3. If you have been off work for over 3 days due to an accident related accident/illness your employer should complete a RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Report) report should be completed and sent to the HSE.