ADMIRALTY / MARITIME LAW

Brain injuries in the workplace

| May 4, 2019 | Brain Injuries |

People sustain brain injuries in countless ways, whether their brain is injured as a result of medical malpractice or they are involved in a motor vehicle collision. In this post, we will look into some of the issues surrounding brain injuries that occur in the workplace, from the ways in which these injuries can take place to the options that may be available to victims afterward. If you recently sustained a brain injury while working, it is imperative to take advantage of any resources that are available to help you move on.

Some fields, such as construction, can present an especially high risk of brain injuries. For example, a construction worker may fall off of a roof and hit their head, or they may be struck by a falling object. Moreover, even jobs which do not seem to be very dangerous may lead to a brain injury, such as an office employee slipping on a wet floor and hitting their head. Workers may also sustain a brain injury while they are driving, such as delivery truck drivers.

Regardless of how a worker sustains a brain injury, the consequences can be significant. They may be unable to work for a certain period of time or for the rest of their lives. Moreover, their relationships may suffer due to changes to their personality and they may have other problems in their personal lives. Regrettably, many brain injuries occur because of other peoples’ negligence, and in these instances, it may be important to file a lawsuit.