Head and brain injuries can be life-altering for both you and your family. You could find your day-to-day life temporarily turned upside down while you recover, or even permanently if your accident has resulted in a serious brain injury.

When you’re at work, your employer has a duty to minimise the risk of accidents or injury. If for any reason they fail to do this and you’re harmed as a result, you may be able to make a compensation claim.

Common causes of a head or brain injury at work include:

Often head injuries could be prevented by the use of protective equipment such as hard hats or harnesses. If you weren’t given safety equipment, we may be able to help you claim. Sadly, even with this equipment people can still suffer serious injuries and you may have a case even if protective equipment was provided.

Our lawyers offer the highest level of professionalism and are dedicated to you and your claim. We will not only fight for your right to compensation, but we consider every aspect of your claim and do all we can to help with rehabilitation and getting you back to everyday life. We will guide you through every stage and will also ensure you get the medical assessments you need.

As one of the largest personal injury teams in the UK, with specialists in work accident claims and serious injuries, you can rely on us to help you claim compensation and make sure that you receive the medical support that you need.

We’ve won Claimant Solicitor of the Year in the Post Magazine Rehabilitation First Awards on seven separate occasions. We also work with brain injury case managers, rehab providers and therapists across the UK.

Many of our staff volunteer with brain injury support groups and we raise money for and sponsor a number of head and brain injury charities. As a firm, we are supporters of:

  • Headway – the Brain Injury Association
  • Brain and Spine Foundation
  • UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum
  • Child Brain Injury Trust

Most of the claims we handle are on a No Win No Fee basis, which means there's nothing to pay upfront and that you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful*.

To arrange a free initial consultation about your claim call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.

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Frequently asked questions

Who Can Make A Claim?

Our lawyers have years of experience representing workers from many different industries in workplace brain and head injury claims. We could help if you were injured as:

  • An employee
  • A contractor or agency worker
  • A member of the public
  • A visitor to the workplace

Whatever the nature or cause of the accident, head injuries at work can have a devastating and long-term impact on your life. We help people who have suffered a range of head injuries as a result of employer negligence, including:

  • Brain injury
  • Burns
  • Concussion
  • Scalping

We understand the severity of these injuries, and we’ll make sure that your compensation takes into account their full effect on your life. We’ll also work hard to give you access to the best rehabilitation and care for your injury, helping you to get your life back on track.

Our specialist team can also help you claim on behalf of a loved one, if their injury has left them with reduced mental capacity.

For more information about making a claim for a head injury at work, please phone us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.

What Safety Equipment Should An Employer Provide?

Employers have a legal duty to provide their workers with suitable protective equipment to do their job safely. If corners are cut, the consequences could be life-changing.

In a working environment where there’s any danger of falling objects helmets should be supplied to protect your head.

Similarly, working at height requires specialist safety equipment such as:

  • Safety nets
  • Harnesses
  • Rope access
  • 'Fall arrest’ lanyards to slow a worker’s descent if they fall

If you or a loved one have suffered a head injury at work after not being given suitable equipment, our solicitors could help you claim compensation. We’ll investigate the circumstances leading up to your injury and work out what should have been done to stop it.

Phone one of our legal advisers on 0800 056 4110 for a free initial consultation about your case.

What If I’m No Longer Able To Work?

We understand how frustrating and stressful it can be if a head injury means you’re unable to return to work. That’s why we’ll make sure that your compensation takes into account your lost earnings.

Our support and rehabilitation coordinators will guide you through the claims process, advising you on your benefit eligibility and helping you access any specialist care or treatment you might need. Please visit our page on welfare issues for more information about how we can help.

We have a dedicated team of employment lawyers who can advise you on your employment rights after an accident at work. We can represent you in an employment tribunal if necessary, fighting for your best interests.

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