Hazards at significant heights or on the ground are inherent on construction sites. Workers put their well-being at risk while trusting that safety at their workplace is a top priority. When negligence occurs by an employer, co-worker, contractor, or subcontractor, a sudden fall can occur, resulting in injuries that not only end careers, but also lives.
With the goal of maximizing rightful compensation following a construction trip and fall, we often take on the complexity of multiple, simultaneous legal actions to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages that result from an accident.
Skilled And Compassionate El Paso Lawyers For Construction Worker Fall Injuries
Roger Davie is Board Certified in Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is an expert in Construction Accidents. Construction accidents involve workers compensation, personal injury, and employment law. Roger Davie has the knowledge to help employees and others injured in construction accidents in the El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico area. Roger Davie will work hard to identify the party responsible and pursue compensation through the appropriate channels.
Mr. Davie is a dedicated advocate to hard-working professionals and their loved ones, addressing all of their needs, both immediate and long into the future. Whether a construction worker is temporarily or permanently unable to work or grieving family members are facing an uncertain future without a primary wage-earner, the need for legal representation is paramount to pursue justice for victims of negligence.
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If you were injured in a construction fall in El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico, or surrounding areas, contact Roger Davie at 915-838-1100.
Common Injuries from Construction Falls
Construction falls are serious accidents and can result in many types of injuries, including:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries: Construction workers who fall from heights are in danger of hitting their head on the ground. This can result in traumatic brain injuries. Common symptoms of these injuries include difficulty concentrating, headaches, blurry vision, mood swings and nausea. If a traumatic brain injury is severe enough, it could negatively affect a person for a lifetime. This injury may require long-term medical care and make it more difficult to secure employment.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal injuries can also result from construction falls. Workers who endure these injuries may experience partial or complete paralysis. Being paralyzed may make it impossible to perform certain activities, such as cooking, cleaning or even getting dressed. People who are completely paralyzed may require assistance for the rest of their lives and lose their independence.
- Broken Bones: Compared to other injuries that result from falls at construction sites, broken bones might not seem as severe. However, they are nothing to make light of. Broken bones can be extremely painful and debilitating. If a bone is broken in more than one place, surgery may be required to repair it.
- Sprains: Falling can also force a person to twist a knee or ankle. Workers who suffer sprains may experience pain, swelling and limited mobility on the affected area. They may also hear a popping sound. Common treatments for sprains include rest, ice elevation. If the pain gets too bad, prescription pain medication may be prescribed. Physical therapy may also be helpful in treating sprains.
What to Do If You Suffered a Construction Fall
If you have suffered a construction fall, the first thing you should do is seek medical care. These falls can result in severe injuries, and you don’t want to put your health in jeopardy. A doctor will examine your injury and then recommend the best course of treatment. It is important to carefully follow your doctor’s instructions and avoid stopping your treatment prematurely. Not following your doctor’s treatment plan can delay your recovery and hurt your legal case.
It is also critical to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your injury. A personal injury lawyer can help you gather the evidence you need for a strong case and protect your legal rights.