Head Injury At Work Claim

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Making A Head Injury At Work Claim Simple

Head injuries in the workplace are worryingly common. If you or a loved one have been injured at work though, it is your legal right to seek fair compensation. With a little expert help, making a head injury at work claim can be simple.

At Grieves Solicitors, our 76 years of combined experience in personal injury law has allowed us to achieve millions of pounds of compensation for deserving claimants.

Reach out to our specialist accident claim solicitors today FREE on 0800 0747 644 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and let us explain your rights and options.

“I was initially in two minds whether to go for a claim and had no experience in this area but from the start Helen was extremely helpful and reassuring.  Please pass my thanks on to Nathan, Nadine and Emma too for their great service and support.  I will certainly recommend you guys.  Thanks again Helen, I really appreciate it.”

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If you or someone near and dear to you has suffered a head injury in the workplace and it wasn’t your fault, here is what you need to know about getting the compensation you deserve:

Did Your Employer Fail In Their Duty Of Care?

Since the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 came into force, it has been every UK employer’s legal responsibility to provide a working environment that is as safe and secure as possible.

Even if you work in a field that might be viewed as more “at risk” – perhaps construction or agriculture – your employer still needs to do everything reasonably possible to make sure you are as safe as you can be when you come into work every day.

This responsibility is quite wide-ranging. As well as things like properly maintaining equipment and providing the right safety gear, it also includes giving you and your colleagues proper training in how to perform your job.

For example, this means if a colleague could be said to have contributed to your accident, it may also technically be your employer’s responsibility for not providing them with sufficient training.

As long as you – with a little legal support from your work accident solicitor – can show your employer failed in their duty of care to you, you may be able to make a successful claim.

Can My Employer Fire Me For Making A Head Injury At Work Claim?

No. It is your legal right to make a claim for fair compensation following a workplace accident. A good employer should know this and likely will expect you to do so.

You won’t be punishing your employer financially by making a claim. Every employer is required to have liability insurance that should cover them in cases like yours.

After you choose to make a work injury claim, it is illegal for your employer to:

  • Fire you or make you redundant
  • Punish you, discipline you, or act against you in any way
  • Give you the worst assignments or otherwise try to encourage you to resign

What Is A Head Injury At Work?

Any trauma to the head can be described as a head injury. A wide variety of accidents and severity of injury all are counted as “head injuries” according to the law. For instance, you may have:

  • Fallen over or slipped and struck your head
  • Been hit by an object falling from height
  • Been hit by a vehicle in the workplace
  • Bumped into another person
  • Been hit by a malfunctioning machine or an improperly used tool

Even if you were wearing proper protective equipment or your injury was minor, your employer may still be liable for your injury and you may be due compensation. If you are in any doubt, it is always worth talking things over with a specialist personal injury solicitor.

“Thank you for your hard work and persistence in sorting this compensation award out for me. Apart from the fact that I feel it was justified, the money came when my life including finances was at a very low ebb and so the money will help greatly.”

How Much Compensation For A Head Injury At Work?

The compensation you receive following a successful claim for a head injury at work will depend on the nature and severity of your injury as well as the degree of responsibility your employer bears.

The general average compensation for head injuries ranges from around £2200 to around £404 000.

At one end of this “scale”, you might have experienced a minor head injury that goes away in a short time period and leaves no lasting impact on your life. At the other, you may have suffered a very severe head injury that resulted in permanent brain damage.

The above is what are known as “general damages”. This is compensation for the actual injury you suffered and the effects it may have had on your life.

There are also “special damages”. This payout covers things like the cost of your medical treatment or equipment you might need to buy – conceivably even the cost of childcare for medical appointments and any other additional financial costs of your accident.

Explore The Possibility Of Making A Claim For A Head Injury At Work

In the long experience of our workplace injury specialists, we have found how much of an effect the support of a specialist solicitor can have on the amount of compensation you receive following a successful head

injury at work claim – as well as your chances of success in the first place.

Reach out to one of our experts now on 0800 0747 644 or complete a Free Online Enquiry to tell us your story.

Rely on a friendly, supportive, personal service from your own solicitor and a no-win, no-fee service that helps you get the compensation you deserve without needing to worry about legal costs.

Here at Grieves Solicitors, Personal Injury Specialists, we offer a no win, no fee solution to funding your claim (a conditional fee agreement) which means that you do not have to worry about legal costs and expenses.  You can read about our no win, no fee agreement here.

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