A traumatic brain injury is among the most devastating types of injuries. In some cases, a traumatic brain injury can even cause death. On dangerous construction sites where employers fail to uphold their responsibilities, these types of accidents are common.
Employers are required to provide construction site employees with the safety equipment they need to do their jobs without injury. Despite very strong federal safety regulations governed by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and North Carolina labor and state construction safety codes, employers often fail to secure construction work sites.
Across the country, more than 5 million Americans suffer from some form of traumatic brain injury. Whether the construction site brain injury occurred because of a fall or because of a collision with an object, you and your family have legal rights.
The construction accident brain injury lawyers at Lewis & Keller, formerly Mike Lewis Attorneys are ready to help you fight for your rights.
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur on Construction Sites
Contractors, subcontractors, and construction site supervisors can fail in their duty to uphold safety regulations. When these failures occur, construction employees may experience serious injuries including severe brain damage.
Traumatic brain injuries on a construction site can be caused by:
- Defective safety equipment and construction material
- Falls from scaffolds
- Crane accidents
- Fires and Explosions
- Being run over by large construction equipment
There are many types of accidents on a construction site that can lead to a traumatic brain injury.
Workers’ compensation benefits only apply to legal claims between the direct employer and the employee. But construction projects are unique. There are multiple companies, entities and persons all involved in a single construction site project.
If any of those groups, persons or companies, who do not employ the injured worker, negligently caused an injury, then a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the workers’ compensation benefits may be appropriate.
In cases where defective materials or safety equipment are the cause of the traumatic brain injury on a construction site, an employee may also be able to sue the negligent manufacturer of the material in a product liability case.
It is incredibly vital, that injured workers and their families quickly contact an attorney after a construction site accident so that all of the evidence of the injury can be investigated, documented and preserved.
How Can A Construction Accident Lawyer Help You?
A construction accident attorney, particularly in traumatic brain injury cases, is an important advocate who can ensure that you and your family are able to protect all of your legal rights.
Depending on the severity of the brain injury, an attorney will be able to help you and your family fight to get compensation regarding:
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Specialized hospital beds in the home
- Emergency room and ambulance costs
- Medical equipment such as wheelchairs
- Private nurses and healthcare aides
Lewis & Keller, formerly Mike Lewis Attorneys is a law firm that concentrates on construction accidents and their impact on workers and families. Over the course of several decades, we have developed in-depth knowledge of traumatic brain injuries in the construction field.
Our attorneys and investigators have the skills and resources to get you and your family the justice that you deserve. To discuss the details of your injury and a possible lawsuit, contact us today.