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Brain Injuries Can Occur in Construction Accidents

March 28, 2016 — by Jessica Graziano
Tags: Construction Accidents Brain Injury

A digital representation of an injured brainThe law firm of Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC has a strong commitment to the people of Richmond. Following serious construction accidents, we always fight diligently for the accident victims and their loved ones because we know how a serious injury can have long-term effects on lives and livelihoods.

Brain injuries tend to have the most serious effects on people, and they are a common occurrence at construction sites. Let's explore this issue right now.

Severe Brain Injuries Have to Be Taken Seriously

When a person suffers from serious head and brain trauma, the results can be staggering. Head injuries that are serious can have long-term effects on a person's psychological, emotional, and even physical well-being. That's why it's so important that all head trauma be seriously checked as soon as it occurs.

There are many potential causes of brain injury, and a construction site or industrial workplace is especially dangerous.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries at Construction Sites

There are many potential causes of brain injuries at a construction site. This includes the following:

  • Falling Objects – Bricks, tools, and other objects at construction sites may fall great heights. Should these objects strike someone in the head, they may suffer a serious injury, even if they are wearing a hard hat.

  • Major Slips and Falls – If you fall on your head from a high place or slip and fall and strike your head on the ground, this can cause a serious injury to your brain.

  • Malfunctioning Power Tools – Power tools can sometimes malfunction, with blades and bits breaking and flying at high velocity in different directions. These kinds of accidents can potentially cause head trauma and brain injury.

  • Vehicle Accidents – Heavy machinery and trucks are common at construction sites, and collisions with these vehicles or other accidents can potentially cause brain injuries.

Construction Workers and Passersby May Be Affected

While the risk of brain injury is certainly high for construction workers, regular passerby may also be affected by these kinds of injuries. This is especially true if there is construction work being done on a building located on a busy sidewalk or thoroughfare. Since passersby are not wearing hard hats while going about their business, the injuries they suffer may be more severe should an accident occur.

The Negative Effects of Brain Injuries

We noted above that brain injuries can result in serious long-term problems. Depression, mood swings, insomnia, and other disorders have been linked to serious brain injuries. Major brain trauma can also lead to physical impairment and speech impediments, which can make daily tasks far more difficult.

Some brain injuries may prove fatal, particularly if they cause brain swelling or hemorrhages in the brain.

How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

Seeking justice against a negligent construction company can be difficult without the legal experience or know-how. By teaming with our law firm, you will be working with skilled lawyers who will provide expert guidance through the various stages of your case. As they handle the complex litigation matters, you and your loved ones can focus on healing and wellness and how to best move forward with your lives.

Speak with the Attorneys of Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC

For more information about your legal rights following a serious construction accident, it's important that you contact our team of work injury attorneys today. The legal team at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC is here to help you in your time of legal need.

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