California Construction Site Accidents Can Cause Extremely Serious Injuries
Construction sites are among the most dangerous places that most of us will ever visit, and it’s easy to see why. Between the noise, power tools, exposed wiring, scaffolding, and heavy machinery, there is a risk of serious injury at virtually every turn. Here are some of the most serious injuries that people can sustain at construction sites. For more information or to discuss your construction accident case, call our office today to speak with an attorney.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when a blow to the head disrupts normal brain function. They can also occur if the head snaps back and forth on the neck (as in a whiplash event) or if a shockwave from an explosion passes through the brain. At construction sites, accidents like falls, scaffolding collapses, pressurized gas explosions, vehicle accidents, and struck-by events can often result in severe TBIs.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries occur when damage to the vertebrae or the spinal cord itself interferes with the brain’s ability to communicate with the rest of the body. In severe cases, spinal cord injuries leave victims completely paralyzed below the site of the injury. These injuries can occur in a variety of construction site accidents and are very common in those in which a person falls from a significant height or is crushed underneath an object.
Construction sites are replete with burn hazards. Between welding torches, steam, scalding water, fuel tanks, live electrical wires, and dangerous chemicals, it’s not hard to imagine an accident that could potentially result in severe burns. Burns often require rounds of painful skin graft treatments and can leave victims with permanent scarring that can significantly affect their appearance and psychological well-being.
Construction site accidents involving hazards like power tools, heavy machinery, and construction materials can often result in the loss of a limb or other body part. Accidental amputations leave victims with permanent limitations that may affect their ability to work, get around, or even live independently.
Significant Compensation May Be Available
When people are injured in construction site accidents, they can often recover significant compensation from the party responsible for the incident. This may be true for you even if someone has told you that your only course of action is to file a workers’ compensation claim, so you should always have your case reviewed by an attorney familiar with construction site accident litigation. Some of the damages you may be able to recover include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Lost quality of life
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Call Us Today to Speak with a Calabasas Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident – whether as a construction worker or a bystander – you should speak to an attorney as soon as you can. At the Law Offices of Gary C. Eisenberg, we have over 30 years of experience representing the rights of the injured and will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 818-591-8058 or email us today to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney.