Brain and Head Injuries
The human brain is amazing and very complex; despite great neurological and medical advances in recent years, doctors and other specialists are only at the edge of fully understanding it. Any damage or injury to the brain, head or spine can leave long lasting effects- it could alter someone’s life in an instant.
Brain and head injuries are traditionally seen as being caused by a severe blow to the head. That is true; but head injuries can also arise from a wide variety of other incidents or accidents at work. The result of such an injury can be to leave someone with lasting brain damage. Often life changing, such brain damage can result in impaired motor skills of varying severity (sometimes permanent). Basic skills, such as speaking and walking, might be affected. Aside from personality changes or psychological issues, the injured person might suffer from learning difficulties, or have problems with cognitive skills.
Further, a head injury could also result in physical damage to the neck and head region. The spine is directly connected to the brain, and starts right at the base of the brain stem. As such, some spinal injuries can be related to head injuries. For further details regarding spinal injuries, see our dedicated section on Spinal Injury Claims.
Aside from recovering from the initial injury, the long term consequences of a brain or head injury can also result in long term medical care and treatment. The nature of a head or brain injury can also impair a person’s ability to work whilst they are recovering. Whilst recovering, and seeing specialists, or undertaking lengthy courses of treatment, a person is often on long term sick leave. This will place strain upon their finances – which can often in itself become a source of worry in addition to the injury.
Accident At Work Legislation
Under modern health and safety legislation, and the relevant employment laws and regulations, your employer owes you a duty of care. This is particularly so when it concerns the health and safety of the workplace and the employees. Under those regulations, you could be eligible for compensation for your injury, if several criteria are met. Although much of the criteria depend on the exact nature of your workplace accident, the two key elements are that the accident happened within the last three years, and was not your fault.
Following a workplace accident in which you suffered a head or brain injury, the law can often be in your favour. Contact our specialist personal injury team today to discuss your case: call 0161 447 9193.
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Taking the step of making an accident at work compensation claim against an employer can be very daunting. At AccidentAtWorkClaims.Co we fully understand that, and seek to make the legal process as easy as possible. Our highly experienced lawyers will handle your brain or head injury case with compassion and expertise, fully advising you of every legal remedy that might be available. We will handle your case for you, from first consultation to final settlement, and will seek to gain the best possible settlement for you.
We will keep you fully updated as to the progress of your case. Further, we take most of our cases under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). More commonly known as a ‘no win, no fee’ funding arrangement, that means is that you will not pay us anything until your workplace accident claim is settled.
If you have suffered a brain or head injury at work in the last three years, and it as not your faults- contact the personal injury experts at AccidentAtWorkClaims.Co on 0161 447 9193 today to see whether you could be eligible for compensation. Although no compensation can ever repay for the loss of your health, it can make things easier. Indeed, in some cases going to court, and getting an apology or acknowledgement of wrongdoing from your employer, can go a long way.