No this is not about Sylvester Stallone batting Wesley Snipes in that 1993 futuristic movie thriller! Rather, a construction worker at a Margate warehouse was transported to Northwest Medical Center by paramedics last week for a severe on the job head injury. Demolition workers were using a wrecking ball crane to raze a dilapidated structure. Its’ cable however snapped sending part of it hitting an employee. Fortunately, his protective helmet saved him. Thereafter he was airlifted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Brain injuries might take days, weeks or even months to manifest themselves. They’re often hidden, so people, including doctors may overlook the diagnosis. At work sites, they can be caused by falls, falling objects, motor vehicles/heavy construction equipment accidents, electrical shock, just to name a few scenarios.
A traumatic brain injury (T.B.I.) is quite complicated. It can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. Many times, the injured person’s family and friends are the first people to notice T.B.I. symptoms. They are wide ranging and include (among others):
- Double Vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Lack of coordination
- Diminished cognitive abilities
- Memory Loss
- Loss of taste, smell and hearing
If you or a family member have suffered injuries from a work place accident in or near Margate, you should report it immediately to the employer. After that, obtain medical care as soon as possible. Once those steps have been completed, call Margate Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire to arrange for a no obligation consultation and case evaluation. He has over 25 years of handling T.B.I. cases.
Remember the three steps if you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury: report it, seek immediate medical care and then call Margate Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968, (954) 227-7529 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange for a conference. He and his staff will promise to listen to you carefully and try to answer all questions. Afterwards, all of the Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits that are available to an injured worker shall be disclosed, In fact, a very detailed brochure will be provided for free! Protect yourself by knowing your rights in order to be compensated for a traumatic brain injury.