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Construction accidents and the risks of head injuries

On Behalf of | May 24, 2023 | Workers' Compensation |

There are various types of safety risks that remain prevalent concerns in the construction industry. Incidents that occur on project sites can pose a significant threat to the health of workers in North Carolina. Studies indicate that some types of construction accidents may run the unfortunate risk of causing workers to suffer severe or permanent head injuries and similar health concerns can prompt various challenges in life. 

Head injury risks 

According to studies, falls from heights continue to be a prevalent concern in this industry. A fall from virtually any distance could place a person at risk of suffering severe harm and head injuries remain a common type of injury in such incidents. Slip, trip and fall incidents can also prompt similar outcomes and taking steps to mitigate similar safety risks may be integral to warding off potentially devastating results.   

Studies also highlight the dangers involved with falling objects, as this is also a leading cause of injury in construction. Any type of object that falls from above and hits workers below could pose a dire threat to their well-being. Even with safety gear such as hardhats, falling object incidents could still lead to severe or permanent head injuries. Facing such an outcome can be a harrowing experience. 

After a construction accident 

Those who suffer head injuries during construction accidents may be left facing a long road to recovery. The financial challenges that may accompany the fallout of the incident could also leave workers with concerns about how best to protect their futures. Following the accident, a person in North Carolina might find it helpful to consult with an attorney for advice on his or her available options for much-needed financial aid and assistance in preparing to navigate the workers’ compensation insurance system process.