Virtually all occupations carry a certain degree of risk. However, construction work is especially dangerous, with tens of thousands of workers in this field experiencing a work-related injury each year. Such injuries may require costly medical treatment and time away from work, which can put a significant financial strain on employees and their families.
If you have been injured while working on a construction site, you may be entitled to compensation. The St. Louis head and brain injury lawyers at the Finney Law Office can provide the legal help you need to move forward. Contact us today at 314-646-0300 to learn more about your rights.
Causes of Head and Brain Injuries
Construction site safety procedures are designed to protect workers and passersby from head and brain trauma. Sadly, these devastating injuries continue to occur. Among the most common causes of head injuries on construction sites are:
- Falling objects
- Blunt force of objects
- Slips and falls
Wearing a helmet has proven to be one of the most effective ways to protect construction workers from head and brain injuries on work sites. These helmets should be worn at all times and must be fastened correctly. Slip and fall head trauma is often caused by the failure to warn employees of potentially slick areas. Even a seemingly minor fall can lead to a significant brain injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured on or near a construction site, it is important that you speak to an attorney about your legal options. The St. Louis construction accident attorneys at the Finney Law Office would like to help you get the compensation you deserve for medical bills and other related expenses. Contact us today at 314-646-0300 to schedule a free consultation.