Head injury at work compensation claims

A head injury is an injury to the brain, skull or scalp. It can be very hard to assess the severity of the injury without detailed tests and scans. Some head injuries may bleed a lot whilst some major head injuries aren't visible at all. All injuries should be treated seriously and assessed by a doctor.

All head injuries arising from accidents at work, no matter how insignificant they seem, must be taken seriously, particularly if they result in symptoms lasting more than a few days. Head injuries with long-lasting effects can often lead to permanent and devastating consequences for you and your loved ones. 

If you have been a victim of a head injury at work, whether it is a minor or severe, through no fault of your own then contact us on 0203 816 0065 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be more than happy to speak to you about this in more detail.


Symptoms of head injuries

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • 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 height you are at a risk of suffering a head injury. However, a head injury can occur at any workplace if your employer does not comply with their legal obligations.

Employer’s responsibilities

Your employer has the duty to ensure you are safe whilst at work and ensure that the following has been completed:

  • 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 whist they undergo rehabilitation which will result in a loss of income as well as the pain and suffering caused by the injury. 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 0203 816 0065 and we will be happy to guide you through the process of making a claim for compensation, alternatively complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.

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