The American Journal of Preventative Medicine says that the following types of construction accidents can lead to brain injuries:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Contact with dangerous equipment
If you or a loved one was injured in any of these situations, you could be eligible for damages through a personal injury, wrongful death, or workers’ compensation claim.
Examples of Accidents on Construction Sites
One or more of the following incidents could make you eligible to recover the cost of your injury-related losses:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents on construction sites account for 31% of traumatic brain injuries. These incidents can happen while workers are driving their personal vehicles or operating heavy machinery, like cranes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in general. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that falls are the leading cause of death and injury in the workplace.
These incidents can happen due to unsecured scaffolding, unsteady ladders, and unstructured buildings.
Assaults and other acts of violence account for 20% of brain injuries on construction sites. These incidents can be caused by:
- Negligent security practices. If a construction site is not properly secured, intruders can enter the premises and harm workers. Some examples of poor security practices include a lack of security systems, functional alarms, and security personnel.
- Disputes between workers. Some workplaces are not able to resolve disputes between employees. A construction worker might harm another employee out of rage or intoxication.
Contact with Dangerous Equipment
OSHA says that this type of accident can refer to the following:
- Being electrocuted by live wires
- Being crushed between objects
- Hurting oneself by using a piece of equipment
Sometimes, defective equipment can hurt even the most diligent of workers.
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What are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries prevent the brain from functioning normally. This can happen because of a blow to the head or when the skull is penetrated by an object, like a bullet.
Mayo Clinic explains that some traumatic brain injuries, like concussions, can be mild. However, brain bleeds, bruises, and nerve damage can ultimately “result in long-term complications or death.”
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Even mild traumatic brain injuries can cause physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments that could affect your life in the short or long term.
Some symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Trouble with regulating emotions
- Trouble communicating clearly
- Feeling disoriented
- Sensitivity to light
- Ringing in the ears
- Dilated pupils
- Frequent headaches
- Loss of coordination
- Temporary loss of consciousness
What may initially appear as a minor injury could develop into a life-altering impairment over time. This makes prompt medical care crucial.
How Our Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help You
While compensation cannot reverse your injury, it can provide you with financial security during this trying time. We provide all of our clients with the following:
Free Initial Case Reviews
During your free case review, we can discuss what legal measures could secure compensation for your damages. You could get financial recovery through an insurance claim, lawsuit, or workers’ compensation claim (if you qualify).
We accept calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so there is always someone ready to take your call.
To prove your case, we will need to collect evidence (such as witness testimony and your medical records) to show that you were hurt in a construction accident. We will also review the accident report, take pictures of the accident scene, and consult experts to build your case.
To get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses, we can do one or more of the following:
- File a personal injury claim or lawsuit. In this instance, we can prove that negligence resulted in your injuries, and you deserve compensation. While you generally cannot sue your employer, this does not mean that you are out of options.
- File a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. If your loved one was unable to survive their traumatic brain injury, we can pursue damages to cover the cost of their funeral, burial, and end-of-life care.
- File a workers’ compensation claim. Not all employees in Texas are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Yet, if you are, we can evaluate your situation and take legal action accordingly.
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Call in Loncar Lyon Jenkin’s Strong Arm
Motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults, and contact with dangerous equipment are just some of the construction accidents that can lead to brain injuries.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins has been helping people recover their damages since 1988. Let us take care of your case so that you can take care of yourself. You can begin your free case review by calling (800) 777-7777.