Construction accidents happen far more often than they should in New York. When they do, they can lead to life-threatening medical conditions and lifelong disability. This can include traumatic brain injuries.
Common construction injuries
A worker could get injured while on a construction site in numerous ways. Still, many construction workers’ accidents produce common injuries that fall into specific categories. These include:
- broken bones
- ankle and knee injuries
- back, neck or shoulder injuries
- eye injuries
- spinal injuries
- chemical poisoning
- head injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Of the construction injuries listed, head injuries can be especially troublesome due to how they affect the brain. You can become the victim of a traumatic brain injury on the job in many ways, including falls and collisions with objects. If your head has been impacted on a job site, you should watch out for the following symptoms:
- speech loss
- out of characters behavior
- blackouts and fainting
- blurred vision
What to do after a construction injury
What you do after a construction injury is extremely important. Above all else, medical assistance should be sought. Even if you are unsure of the extent of your injuries, act immediately to get help. Some injuries are much worse than they seem. You could even die. You should also report the injury to your employer. Obtain paperwork from your workplace and doctors regarding the injury as well as other evidence. Lastly, you may want to speak to an attorney.
Sadly, construction accidents do happen. They can maim, disable and kill. Ensure you act quickly, no matter what injury you have sustained, to protect yourself and your livelihood.