Head Injury at Work Claims
If you have suffered a head or brain injury due to an accident at work, the after effects can be devastating to you and your family. Head and brain injuries can result in physical and psychological damages including scarring, headaches, memory loss, depression and personality changes; amongst others.
Your employer has a duty of care to look after your well being, through minimising risk, whilst you are in the workplace. If your employee fails in any way to follow the appropriate health and safety protocols, and you suffer an injury as a consequence, you could be entitled to compensation.
TRUE Solicitors have a team of lawyers who are experiences in handling head and brain injury claims. We are also one of Headway’s and the Brain Injury Group’s dedicated head injury solicitors in the North East. Our specialist lawyers will handle your case with compassion and care, providing you, and your family, with the support you need throughout the whole process. We handle all head and brain injury claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Contact us today for a free, initial assessment of your head injury at work claim. Submit your details below or call us on 0344 854 7000.
What are common causes of head injuries at work?
Head and brain injuries caused through accidents in the workplace are typically a consequence of:
• Slips, trips and falls
• Falling objects
• Falls from a height
What should I do if I have suffered a head injury at work?
If you have suffered a head or brain injury at work it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Medical professionals will be able to fully assess the extent of your injuries, as they may not be obvious to the naked eye.
The accident must be reported to your employer, with the details accurately recorded in the accident book. If there is no accident book, write down what happened and give it to your employer. Keep a copy for yourself too.
It is important to also take the names and contact details of any witnesses.
If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident. This can be very helpful if you wish to pursue a claim and your employer doesn’t admit liability.
How do I know if I’m eligible to make a claim?
You may be eligible to make a claim if it can be proven that your head or brain injury was caused as a direct consequence of your employer failing to provide you with:
• a safe workplace
• adequate training
• safe ways of working
• safe equipment
• proper safety clothing (PPE)
If your employer has failed to meet these responsibilities and that led to you suffering an injury at work, you will be entitled to compensation for those injuries and any financial losses, such as lost earnings.
What can I claim compensation for?
If you’ve suffered a head or brain injury due to an accident at work you may be able to claim for the following:
• Loss of earnings.
• Pain and suffering.
• Medical expenses such as, prescription charges and painkillers.
• Compensation for the care and support provided by family or friends.
• Reduced life expectancy.
• Ongoing illness.
• Recovery time.
• Expected lifestyle changes.
How much will my claim be worth?
The amount of compensation that you may receive is dependent upon the individual circumstances of your case. The amount will depend on factors such as:
• The severity of your head or brain injury.
• How your life has been affected by the injury.
• Your future care and support needs.
• Financial losses, including how much money you have lost or will lose as a result of the injury (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).
To get an idea of the amount that you may receive to compensate for physical injuries use your free injury calculator below:
How much will it cost to make a claim?
TRUE Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis. Our charges to you are dependent upon the individual type of case, and are typically a percentage of the compensation amount that we obtain for you. The charges will be no more than 25% of your compensation.
Is there a time limit for me to make a claim?
You have up to 3 years from the date of the accident to lodge a claim with the court, and while we completely understand that you may not wish to start a claim straight away, the sooner the claim is made the better. Focusing on getting better is your ultimate priority, but it is also important to make a claim as soon as possible while the evidence and the memories of you and your witnesses are fresh. Of course, if your accident was some time ago then do not worry, as long as it is within the 3-year time limit a claim may still be possible.
When you’re ready, our experts will be here to help to advise and guide you through the claims process. We will carry out a free, no obligation initial assessment so that you know exactly what your options are. You can then choose whether or not to begin the claims process.