A construction site is a very active environment with many people doing many different jobs. Because of the real risks involved when working on a construction site, especially from heights, it is wise to gear up in order to avoid a Florida construction injury:
- Always wear a hard hat – even when the job does not require it.Wearing a hard hat can significantly reduce a head injury from falling debris or heavy machinery.
- Wear a safety harness when working from heights – wearing a safety harness can reduce the risks of falling off a platform, scaffolding or ladder so that a worker does not suffer a brain or head injury.
Even the most careful construction worker can still be injured on-the-job due to someone else’s negligence or mistake, since some injuries are unavoidable. If you have suffered an injury to your head, make sure that you describe your injury to your employer or insurance carrier carefully.
It is wise to have an attorney at this point.If you don’t please make sure that you are very careful about the way you describe your injury to your employer. Head injuries can mean many things, such as a concussion or a traumatic brain injury. Make sure you don’t tell them that you have a head injury if you have something more serious than a concussion. If in doubt, tell your employer that you have a brain injury because your workers’ compensation amount may vary depending upon the type of injury you have.
South Florida construction injuries to the head or brain can be life changing, causing a construction worker temporary or permanent disabilities and loss of income. When this happens, the worker and his family will feel the effects of the injury, physically, emotionally and financially.
The construction worker will want to have his life back as he knew it, and his family will have to deal with the emotional grief as well as medical bills quickly piling up. When a brain and head injury to a construction worker occurs, we know how hard this situation can be on your entire family.This is why you need to pursue financial compensation for your Florida construction injury that was caused by a negligent coworker, contractor, or construction company.
Our skilled Fort Lauderdale work accident attorneys have represented many injured workers, getting them the highest possible settlement or verdict so that they can get the financial help that they need to live a more normal life. Call us; we can help you in the same way.
Contact our South Florida workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] for a free legal consultation.