Workers’ Compensation And Personal Injury Attorneys

Construction site concussions and you

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2019 | Construction Workers' Accidents

North Carolina construction workers like you often have to deal with a dangerous environment that can be hard to safely navigate. Today, we will take a look at the possibility of concussions coming from work-related incidents and what they can mean for your quality of life.

Mayo Clinic examines concussions and their effect on the body in detail. These head injuries are to be taken seriously, as they can vary greatly in severity and can potentially be harmful enough to result in permanent damage if not treated properly. This is because concussions can result in bruising or bleeding in the brain. In some cases, the brain may even swell. With particularly severe concussions, the swollen brain can push against the skull, causing serious physical symptoms and potentially even leading to cell death if the pressure is not relieved.

Concussions on construction sites can come from a number of locations, too. They may occur even if you are wearing a hard hat and other protective equipment. This is simply because you are working with a lot of heavy machinery and equipment. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict every source of incident. For example, you could be taken by surprise by a hammer being dropped from overhead on a scaffolding. Even with a hard hat, this could cause severe damage due to the height at which it was dropped and the weight of the hammer.

If you have suffered from a concussion on the job and dealt with any short or long term effects because of it that impacted your health, you may be eligible for compensation. Consider looking into your options today.