Head Injuries at Work Claims

A head injury at work refers to any injury sustained to the head while at work. A "head injury at work claim" can be made against the employer if it can be proved that the injury was caused by the employer's negligence or failure to provide a safe working environment.

What is a Head Injury at Work Claim?

A head injury at work claim is a legal process in which an employee seeks compensation for a head injury sustained in the workplace. This type of claim is typically made when an employee has suffered a head injury due to the negligence of their employer or due to the failure of the employer to provide a safe working environment. The head injury can range from a minor concussion to a serious brain injury and can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life.

In order to make a successful head injury at work claim, the employee must provide evidence to support their claim and show that their injury was caused by the negligent actions or inactions of their employer. A compensation settlement can help to cover the costs of medical treatment, loss of earnings, and other expenses incurred as a result of the injury. It is important for employers to take the necessary steps to protect their employees and prevent head injuries in the workplace.

If you experience a head injury as a result of an incident in the workplace, it could lead to problems later down the line, as well as inhibit your ability to work and function day-to-day. If you are harmed at work in any capacity, then your employer has failed to make the workplace a safe environment and can be held accountable for negligence. This could mean you are eligible to seek compensation to help with any treatment you need and any effects of the head injury in question.

At Forbes Solicitors, we have experience with these types of personal injury claims and can get you the compensation you need on a no win no fee basis. Our personal injury claims team will assess your situation and see how we can help, offering bespoke advice and support where we can.

What is classed as a head injury?

What is classed as a head injury?

Regarding personal injury claims, a head injury can fall into three different categories, ranging from mild to severe. Generally, it is considered to be any form of trauma to the head as a result of an accident.

If you have experienced a head injury, contact Forbes Solicitors today and find out if you could make a personal injury compensation claim.

What are the three main categories of head injury?

What are the three main categories of head injury?

If you have an accident in the workplace, it may lead to a head injury. Depending on the category that your head injury falls into, there are varying levels of severity and the medical care you will need to seek. When making a claim for a head injury that has taken place at work, it's important that you understand what type of head injury you've experienced, as it will have an impact on your claim.

There are three main categories of head injury, which are:

  • Concussion: this is a more minor type of head injury that can cause temporary loss of awareness, confusion, and even lead to unconsciousness.

  • Skull Fracture: a break to the bone in the skull, which can vary in seriousness depending on the type of fracture.

  • Intracranial Hematoma (ICH): these are blood clots that form in the brain due to a head injury, which can range from mild to life-threatening.

Why should I make a claim for a head injury at work?

Why should I make a claim for a head injury at work?

Depending on the type and severity of head injury you experience, you may have to accommodate for financial costs such as treatment and care. If the accident was due to the negligence of your employer and/or the safety of your workplace environment, then you should seek compensation if you are eligible to help with these costs.

The care you require may go beyond what you are financially able to support, which is why you should seek compensation if you are eligible. If you are able to win your claim, then the court will calculate what expenses need to be considered to come up with an accurate sum of money.

Is there a time limit on making a head injury compensation claim?

Is there a time limit on making a head injury compensation claim?

For all personal injury claims, including head injury claims, there is a standard three year period of eligibility that begins from the date of the accident.

Whilst it generally tends to be three years, this can vary if the affected individual is a child or is mentally incapacitated. In cases like this, the parent or guardian can act on the individual's behalf. The best course of action however is to speak to a legal specialist about your claim as soon as possible.

How much compensation will I receive?

How much compensation will I receive?

The amount of compensation you'll receive will be dependent on the severity of your head injury, the effect it has had upon your life, as well as the treatment and medical care you will need access to.

Head injuries can range from mild to severe, so the pay-outs for this type of personal injury claim can be vastly different from the next. At Forbes Solicitors, we can assess your case and give you an estimation based on previous compensation claims we have won for our clients.

Can claims be made on a no win no fee basis?

Can claims be made on a no win no fee basis?

When it comes to personal injury claims, accidents where a person has been injured through no fault of their own, our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not be expected to pay any legal costs or fees in the event that your claim in unsuccessful. If you win we should be able to claim most, if not all of our costs from your opponent. If you believe you have grounds to make a head injury claim get in touch today.

Why choose our personal injury claims solicitors?

Why choose our personal injury claims solicitors?

Our personal injury claim solicitors are experienced in helping those who have been affected by an accident that wasn't their fault get the compensation they deserve, such as an injury to the head. Understanding that this may be a difficult time for you, we'll approach your case with the sensitivity and care it needs, as well as provide high quality legal services. Get in touch with our expert team to find out more.

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