Symptoms of head injuries
There are a number of symptoms you may experience from a head injury at work. If you notice any of the below symptoms after receiving a head injury at work, you may need to seek medical attention.
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Speech problems
- Amnesia or concentration problems
- Loss of motor function
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more often
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Sensory problems
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Mood changes
- Feelings of depression or anxiety
If you use heavy machinery or work from a height you are at risk of suffering a head injury, with some workers being at risk of construction head injuries, as a result of negligence in the workplace. A head injury can occur in any workplace if your employer does not comply with their legal obligations. If you have experienced a head injury due to an accident at work that was not your fault, then contact our expert personal injury solicitors today.
Whatever the particular circumstances of your head injury at work claim, we provide specialist, bespoke legal advice which is tailored to your needs and designed to secure you the right amount of compensation. Our personal injury solicitors are recognised as a top tier law firm in the Legal 500, a prestigious legal directory. We are also accredited for personal injury by the Law Society.
Head injury at work compensation: employer’s responsibilities
All employers have a duty of care to avoid any member of staff suffering from a head injury at work and to ensure that their safety policies adhere to the Health and Safety Act and the following has been carried out:
- An adequate risk assessment is in place
- Personal protective equipment has been provided if required
- You are provided with a safe system of work
- You are provided with instructions on how to use equipment
- Compliance with health and safety policies in place
- You are provided with adequate training
- The correct tools have been supplied to work safely
If you or a loved one have suffered a head injury at work, which you think is severe please click the following link for more information on traumatic brain injury.
Anyone who suffers a head injury can be left unable to work for a period of time, whilst they undergo rehabilitation, which may result in a loss of income as well as the pain and suffering caused by the head injury at work. Our specialist solicitors will fight your corner to ensure you are compensated for having been placed in such a difficult position.
If you have been a victim of a head injury at work through no fault of your own then contact us on 0161 696 6235 and we will be happy to guide you through the process of making a head injury at work compensation, alternatively complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.
Head injury at work FAQs
Can I claim for head injury at work?
if you suffered a head injury at work, and it was not your fault then you may be able to claim head injury at work compensation. Call our solicitors today and we will listen to your story and if we establish that you have a case we can proceed with the claim.
The head injury claims process typically follows this path:
- We’ll ask you employer if they’ll accept liability for the accident
- We’ll try and secure an interim payment to ensure any medical care can be paid for and that your expenses are covered if you have been unable to work. Please note that any interim payments made will come out of your final compensation award
- Gather evidence from a number of experts typically medical professionals and health and safety specialists
- The information given by these experts will then help guide the amount of compensation we ask for
- The final step is negotiating a settlement with your employer
Will I have to go to court for head injury at work claim?
Head injury at work claims rarely go to court, however, if your employer will not accept responsibility or does not agree with the level of head injury at work compensation asked for, then your case may end up in court. If this does happen, we will be at your side throughout the process and as we work on a no win no fee basis, there is a little financial risk to you.
How much compensation do you get for a head injury at work claim?
How much compensation you will get for a head injury at work claim will depend on the severity of the injury, the impact it has had on your life and the kind of treatment you will need in future. Loss of earnings and out of pocket expenses also form the amount of head injury at work compensation asked for so make sure you keep your receipts. When it comes to loss of earnings the compensation amount may take into consideration whether you can still work, the amount of time taken off work and whether you earning potential has been impacted because of the injury(i.e. you are unable to return to your previous role and you may end up taking a job that is on a lower pay scale).
What if my employer has gone bankrupt since I have had a head injury at my workplace?
If your employer was insured when your workplace head injury occurred, then the insurance company will still be obliged to cover the compensation payment. Even if they are no longer trading, gone into administration or been bought by a different company.
How long does it take to make a head injury at work claim?
The length of time you can expect to wait to receive your settlement after making a successful claim for head injury at work compensation will depend entirely on your individual case. Without knowing exactly what has happened to you, it can be difficult to know how long you will be waiting before your claim is settled. However, by working with our expert team of head injury at work solicitors, you can rest assured knowing that you have a reliable team working hard to not only ensure that your claim gets settled as soon as possible but also that you receive the highest possible amount of head injury at work compensation. After you have discussed your head injury at work and how it has affected your day to day life with a member of our accidents at work team, you will have a better idea of whether or not you have a claim for head injury at work compensation and how long you can expect to wait until your claim is settled.
If you think you have a head injury at work claim then contact our accident at work solicitors today on 0161 696 6235.