Construction Site Paralysis
Construction sites are inherently dangerous workplaces. The combination of heavy and powerful machinery with high heights and sharp objects creates an environment with many possibilities for accidents. Because of these extreme conditions, the accidents that occur on construction sites tend to be serious and leave workers with devastating and sometimes life-threatening injuries. One of the most serious injuries that can happen because of these accidents is paralysis. Paralysis refers to the loss of the ability to move a part of the body, and occurs following damage to the spinal cord. When the nerves within the spinal cord are severed or traumatically crushed, the communication pathway between the brain and certain parts of the body will no longer function properly. The brain will not be able to send messages to the muscles and therefore will be unable to control or move the affected body part.
Some of the most common construction site accidents that can result in paralysis include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Crane collapse
- Scaffolding collapse
- Electric shock accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falling objects
Any accident that results in a direct blow to the back or neck could result in paralysis. If you witness a fellow construction worker’s trauma to the back, it is important not to move the person at all, unless they are in immediate danger of sustaining any further injuries. Moving the injured person may worsen their condition and even cause paralysis.
In the event of a construction site injury, it is possible that the construction company is liable. If the employer and equipment could have prevented the accident and resulting injuries through proper safety training, the court is likely to find them negligent. In the case of paralysis, the injured workers may be in the position to fight for compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, emotional trauma, and more. If you are paralyzed in a construction site accident, it is important to find a strong lawyer to fight for your deserved compensation.
Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer
The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP have years of experience protecting the rights of workers injured on construction site accidents. Our legal team will do everything possible to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We will take on the legal burden of your case so you can focus on recovery. To speak with one of our experienced lawyers, contact our offices today by calling 866-LAWS-USA.