Injuries of all types are unfortunately common in the construction industry: the single most hazardous form of employment. This is especially true for construction workers in New York City, where building and re-building quite literally “never cease.”
While all construction injuries are traumatic, injuries to the head and brain can be exceptionally damaging. Brain injuries can affect nearly everything about a person, from his ability to think and create to his ability to move his own body and control his own emotions. It isn’t uncommon for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to need extensive medical treatment, and their lives can be permanently impacted in a negative way.
If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury on the job, you need an experienced lawyer who understands every aspect of construction, worker’s compensation and personal injury law. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, you will find a team of dedicated and experienced lawyers who will fight aggressively to get you the complete compensation and justice that you deserve.
If I suffer a brain injury at work, who will pay for my costs and expenses?
If you are injured on the job, you entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which include some medical expenses, wage loss and other immediate costs. However, workers compensation benefits are not enough to compensate a person who has suffered a serious brain injury, and who may require a lifetime of expert care and medical attention.
New powerful laws enacted by the New York State government now allow injured workers to sue the owners, developers and general contractors whose negligence resulted in their injuries. This gives you the option of bringing a personal injury claim to receive financial recovery for the entirety of your loss, including pain and suffering as well as your medical expenses.
At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we investigate every case aggressively and work hard to make sure that you receive a settlement or verdict that will fairly and justly compensate you for the full extent of your injuries.
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What is a traumatic brain injury?
A head or traumatic brain injury is brain damage that occurs when a sudden blow and/or penetration of the skull injures your brain. Doctors term a “closed traumatic brain injury” as one that does not penetrate the skull, and an “open traumatic brain injury” as one that occurs when a sharp object penetrates the skull and enters the brain.
Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild (such as a concussion that doesn’t result in the loss of consciousness) to severe (such as one that causes lasting brain damage).
A traumatic brain injury always results from an external force – a blow or shaking of the head, or a penetration of the skull and brain with a sharp object. On a construction site, they are characteristically caused by a fall, or by being struck by a falling or swinging object.
How can you tell if someone has a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injuries are hazardous in part because they can be difficult for victims to identify at first. Following a construction accident involving a fall or blow to the head, the shock of the situation often results in a worker’s failure to recognize or acknowledge the extent of their injuries.
If you have suffered a blow to the head or skull penetration of any kind, you should be seen by a doctor immediately.
This is especially important if you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of brain injury, which can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Blurred vision or tired eyes
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Behavioral or mood changes
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Trouble with memory, concentration, attention and/or thinking.
- Convulsions or seizures
- Weakness or numbness in the extremities
- Loss of coordination and increased confusion
- Restlessness or agitation
It’s very important after an accident that you get a complete medical evaluation of your situation. In the case of brain injury, you could be suffering from damage that only medical tests can determine, and prompt treatment could prevent further impairment or even save your life.
What is the impact of a brain injury on my future?
Depending on the seriousness of the injury and the area of the brain that was affected, the impact of a traumatic brain injury can be quite severe. The following are just some of the issues you may face in the future:
- Immediate medical costs for treatment of injury
- Inability to return to work
- Difficulty performing previously routine tasks
- Difficulty communicating
- Ongoing medical costs for rehabilitation or care
- Additional need for assistance or care
- Additional costs for equipment or medical supplies
The financial consequences of a brain injury can be particularly difficult to manage. The combination of loss of employment and additional expenses for medical bills, treatment, and equipment present a substantial hardship for the injured worker and his or her family.
Contact us to learn how we can help with your brain injury accident
Please call us. Experienced head injury lawyers with the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, are ready to discuss your case. We invite you to contact us for a no-cost consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 877-MSL-4LAW.
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