HSE Investigation: Forklift Worker suffers Head Injury

A recent Court decision involving a brain injured 10 year old girl has important implicationsWorks Accident Head Injury

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After a workman fell whilst trying to climb on the roof of a forklift to carry out work to the
lifting equipment, the Health and Safety Executive investigation found this was common
   practice at his workplace, even though workers should have been given a stepladder or
mobile steps to reach the equipment
safelWorksHeaWorInjuryAfterAs a workman fell whilst trying to climb on the roof of a forklift to carry out work to the lifting equipment, the Health and Safety Executive investigation found this was common practise at his workplace, even though workers should have been given a stepladder or mobile steps to reach the equipment safely.

HSE Prosecution

The employer company was fined at Court after it admitted failing to make sure the work was planned, supervised and carried out safely.

Brain Injury

The 29-year-old man was knocked unconscious for several minutes after he struck his head on the ground, then suffered severe headaches and painful swelling to his head.  He was fortunate not to have been killed in the fall and the investigating HSE inspector stated,

"Workers face being seriously injured if they fall just a few feet. It’s therefore vital that companies plan work at height, supervise it appropriately and carry it out safely with the appropriate equipment."

Head Injury UK:

On average, 50 people are killed in Great Britain each year as a result of falling from height and nearly 9,000 are seriously injured.  At Head Injury UK our brain injury solicitors are experienced in handling claims suffered in the workplace and if you or someone close to you has suffered a head injury at work, please contact Andy Shaw to see how we can help.

 

Prosecution
The employer company was fined at Court after it admitted failing to make sure the work
was planned, supervised and carried out safely.

Head Injury
The 29-year-old man was knocked unconscious for several minutes after he struck his head
on the ground, then suffered severe headaches and painful swelling to his head.  He was
fortunate not to have been killed in the fall and the investigating HSE inspector stated,
"Workers face being seriously injured if they fall just a few feet. It’s therefore vital that companies plan work at height, supervise it appropriately and carry it out safely with the appropriate equipment."

Conclusion

On average, 50 people are killed in Great Britain each year as a result of a fall from height and nearly 9,000 are seriously injured.  At HeadinjuryUK our head injury solicitors are experienced in handling claims suffered in the workplace and if you or someone close to you has suffered a head injury at work, then please contact Andy Shaw to discuss how we can help.


for seriously brain injured claimants.  The girl suffered brain damage and blindness
following premature birth and a misdiagnosis in her medical treatment.  She was likely to
need care and support in her adult life, but an expert considered it was too early to predict
how dependent she would be as an adult, and so recommended that her care needs were
reviewed when she reached the a

Head Injury Accident
After a workman fell whilst trying to climb on the roof of a forklift to carry out work to the
lifting equipment, the Health and Safety Executive investigation found this was common
  practice at his workplace, even though workers should have been given a stepladder or
mobile steps to reach the equipment safely.

Prosecution
The employer company was fined at Court after it admitted failing to make sure the work
was planned, supervised and carried out safely.

Head Injury
The 29-year-old man was knocked unconscious for several minutes after he struck his head
on the ground, then suffered severe headaches and painful swelling to his head.  He was
fortunate not to have been killed in the fall and the investigating HSE inspector stated,
"Workers face being seriously injured if they fall just a few feet. It’s therefore vital that companies plan work at height, supervise it appropriately and carry it out safely with the appropriate equipment."

Conclusion

On average, 50 people are killed in Great Britain each year as a result of a fall from height and nearly 9,000 are seriously injured.  At HeadinjuryUK our head injury solicitors are experienced in handling claims suffered in the workplace and if you or someone close to you has suffered a head injury at work, then please contact Andy Shaw to discuss how we can help.

Head Injury Accident
After a workman fell whilst trying to climb on the roof of a forklift to carry out work to the
lifting equipment, the Health and Safety Executive investigation found this was common
  practice at his workplace, even though workers should have been given a stepladder or
mobile steps to reach the equipment safely.

Prosecution
The employer company was fined at Court after it admitted failing to make sure the work
was planned, supervised and carried out safely.

Head Injury
The 29-year-old man was knocked unconscious for several minutes after he struck his head
on the ground, then suffered severe headaches and painful swelling to his head.  He was
fortunate not to have been killed in the fall and the investigating HSE inspector stated,
"Workers face being seriously injured if they fall just a few feet. It’s therefore vital that companies plan work at height, supervise it appropriately and carry it out safely with the appropriate equipment."

Conclusion

On average, 50 people are killed in Great Britain each year as a result of a fall from height and nearly 9,000 are seriously injured.  At HeadinjuryUK our head injury solicitors are experienced in handling claims suffered in the workplace and if you or someone close to you has suffered a head injury at work, then please contact Andy Shaw to discuss how we can help.

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