Construction sites are dangerous places. Construction is one of the most hazardous industries in America. Sometimes the injured person only needs minor medical care, like stitches to close a laceration, but other injuries can be catastrophic, including head trauma that causes brain injury.
How Construction Accidents Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injury
A severe blow to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are many ways to suffer a head injury while working construction. Some of the common ways that construction accidents can cause brain injuries:
Fall accidents. A fall accident in construction can involve a person falling off of something, like a rooftop, ladder, or scaffolding. The collapse of an unfinished section of a building, a ladder, crane, or scaffolding can also cause a fall accident. Finally, a worker can sustain a brain injury when construction equipment, tools, or other items fall onto the person from a higher level at the project.
An object striking the worker. A construction site has many moving parts. A worker can get hit by a heavy object and suffer a head injury. For example, if a crane is lifting support beams to an upper level of the project and the crane operator does not see a worker in the path of the beams, the unwitting worker can suffer severe injuries, including brain trauma.
How to Establish Liability in Construction Accidents
Depending on the facts of your case, there are three possible ways to hold someone responsible for a construction accident that caused a brain injury.
- Standard negligence, in which we show that the defendant’s carelessness caused your injuries.
- Products liability, if the defective design or manufacture of equipment caused the brain injury.
- Strict liability. Because construction sites are inherently dangerous, sometimes the law will hold the owner or general contractor liable even if they were not negligent.
You do not have to determine which legal theory to use in your claim for brain injuries from a construction accident. The personal injury team at the Montero Law Center will handle the legal issues so that you can focus on your health and well-being.
Damages for a Construction Accident Brain Injury
Every case is different, and your compensation will depend on the unique facts of your case. The damages that people often recovery in these cases can include things like:
- Medical expenses, for the reasonable care you needed to treat your injuries
- Lost income you missed because of the accident and brain injury
- Future medical care
- Long-term care, in cases with life-changing injuries
- Decreased earning capacity, if your brain injury leaves you unable to make as much money as before the accident
- Pain and suffering, for the physical discomfort, psychological distress, and inconvenience you experienced
Getting Help for a Brain Injury from Construction
You do not have to take on the big construction company and their insurance company lawyers on your own. The personal injury lawyers at the Montero Law Center can talk with you and let you know if you might have a claim for compensation. We can negotiate directly with the insurance company and file a lawsuit in cases that need to go to trial.
We do not charge for the initial consultation. Call us today at 954-767-6500, and we can schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.