When you decide to be a construction worker, you know that you’re putting yourself at risk. You know you’ll be working with heavy machinery and with others who may not be as knowledgeable as you. Even though you take care to be safe, that doesn’t mean others will be. A single act of negligence, like forgetting to do a safety check on a piece of heavy machinery, could lead to serious injuries for you or other people in the workplace.
What can you do when you suffer a brain injury because someone couldn’t take the time to be safe at work? You can seek workers’ compensation, but you may also be able to seek compensation from the negligent party for your injuries.
Consider this: Now that you’re suffering from a brain injury, can you still work your job like you used to? Are you disabled? Do you need to update your home to allow for wheelchair access or other assistance tools? These are all considerations you need to think about when you work out how much your injury costs you. Your medical bills are just part of the equation; you need to think about the wages you’ve lost, the pain you’ve been through and the potential earnings you won’t have the ability to receive.
It’s not uncommon to need ongoing medical care for neck, back, spinal or brain injuries. These can be life-altering injuries that require long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation therapies. Make sure you ask for enough compensation to help you get well and to live comfortably now and in the future. Our website has more information about what steps to take to make sure you get what you need.