There is no denying that the life of a construction work is filled with danger. While working in this industry can be quite lucrative, there are a variety of dangerous situations lurking around on every job site. Experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a construction accident can change your whole life. Often times, a TBI will limit a person’s ability to do everyday tasks. If you or a loved one has suffered from a TBI from a work-related injury or construction accident, you need to call us at 856-692-6500 to schedule a consultation. We will be able to review the details of your case and let you know how we can help you get the monetary compensation you may be legally entitled to. Read below to find out about some of the most common construction accidents that cause traumatic brain injuries.
Objects Falling on Unsuspecting Workers
In 2016, there were nearly 5,000 constructed accident fatalities. Many of these fatalities were caused by falling objects. The tools that rest on the scaffolding on a construction site can easily fall. When they fall from these heights, the damage they can inflict on a person’s body is magnified. Getting hit in the head with a tool can cause a traumatic brain injury. Accident prevention and safety procedures are required at all constructions sites, and may not have been followed when your accident occurred. If you feel the construction accident you have been involved in was caused by the negligence of others, you need to contact our law firm immediately.
Dealing with the Fallout From Equipment Accidents
On most construction sites, a variety of different equipment is used. Cranes, dump trucks and front-end loaders are just some of the most common machines you will find on these types of job sites. When this type of equipment malfunctions, they can cause a lot of destruction and injury. If materials are dropped from these malfunctioning machines, it can lead to a worker being injured and experiencing possible head trauma and a traumatic brain injury.
Not Using Safety Equipment Properly
When working on a construction site, you will need to use the proper safety equipment to avoid being injured. If safety equipment like hard hats or harnesses are not supplied, you will be putting yourself in a lot of danger. Without a safety harness, the chances of falling off of a piece of scaffolding will increase. Hard hats are also vital pieces of safety equipment that need to be utilized on a construction site.
If something does fall onto a worker’s head, they will be able to lessen the blow by wearing a hard hat. When injured on a job site due to a lack of safety equipment, or the policy is not enforced by the supervisor, you will need to take action. If your employer neglected to supply you with essential safety tools, then they can be held liable for the injuries you have sustained.
Rosner Law Offices, P.C. Have Helped Many Construction Accident Victims!
Have you been injured in a construction accident? Rosner Law Offices, P.C. are here to help you protect your legal rights and get the money needed to get your life back on track following this type of accident. Call us at (856) 502-1655 to schedule a consultation.