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Head Injury at Work Compensation Claims

Sustaining a head injury at work can not only be extremely painful but can also result in potentially debilitating conditions for many victims.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in the workplace and the accident was not your fault then it is worth considering speaking to a personal injury lawyer about whether or not to make a compensation claim.

Head injuries at work claims can often come about because of falling or slipping accident or falling from height injuries in the workplace.

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    James From Devon

Some of the ways in which you can be affected by a head injury are below:

  • Poor concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Inability to walk
  • Difficulty with speech and communication
  • Difficulty concentrating

Is My Employer Responsible For My Head Injury?

If your employer has not complied with health and safety law and protected you from the risk of a head injury in the workplace then it is likely it had acted negligently. If this can be clearly proven then you could have a potentially successful head injury at work claim.

Among other forms of protection it may be that your employer should have provided personal protective equipment such as safety headgear.They should also ensure that tripping hazards are minimised and objects are not able to fall onto workers.

MAKING A HEAD INJURY AT WORK WITH FIRST PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS


The people who work at First Personal Injury are committed to helping victims of brain injuries. We have a broad depth of knowledge in helping individuals and their families get the compensation they are entitled to following a head injury.

Head injuries can be very severe and mean that lives are turned upside down. If you have suffered through no fault of your own then it is possible you could have a successful personal injury or accident claim.

Amount of Compensation

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. Compensation is understood by looking at two specific factors: general damages and special damages.

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused are main factors that are used to determine how much general damage compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that highlights the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity. Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much general damage compensation you might be entitled to based upon your injuries.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

In addition to receiving compensation for your injuries, you may be able to reclaim any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries. Compensation for financial losses is known as special damages compensation. This can include losses such as loss of earnings due to not being able to return to work, the cost of treatment as well as travel to treatment. It is important that you keep any receipts or evidence of additional losses in order for these to be reclaimed.

With the exception of children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident initially occurred. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.