Dangers of Construction Head Injuries in Florida
Florida construction workers have many dangers of the job. They have a lot to contend with due to working long hours and under difficult conditions. Because there are many dangers constantly present at construction worksites, construction injuries in Florida occur frequently.
One type of injury that is of real concern on the job is a head injury. These types of injuries occur more frequently than most in the construction industry. Head injuries can happen for many reasons including:
- Falls off of ladders
- Falls off of scaffolding
- Falling debris from overhead
- Getting hit by heavy equipment
When a worker’s head is hit, they can suffer many long-lasting effects from a head injury. Some head injuries can cause loss of memory, loss of speech, temporary or permanent paralysis, behavioral and emotional changes, and more. Sadly, head injuries that construction workers suffer from have also directly led to death in many cases.
When construction workers sustain head injuries at work in South Florida, their lives can be changed forever. They may lose the ability to live a normal life and not be able to physically function or work, or even take care of themselves. Not only does the worker suffer from this injury, but his entire family may suffer the emotional pain and financial effects that this work injury has caused.
If you have sustained a head injury at work in Florida on a construction site, please call a skilled South Florida workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-677-0155 for a free legal consultation.