New York construction sites host an array of dangers. As construction workers, you face these dangers every time you clock in. Some of these risks have the potential to lead to brain injuries.
Today we will look at traumatic brain injuries. We will see how these injuries impact workers. Unfortunately, these injuries can impact workers for a long time to come.
A look at what TBIs are
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are injuries to the head that results in damage. Even within this category, some cases have a higher severity than others. For example, some people with TBIs suffer from such immense damage that they must learn how to walk or eat again. Others have permanent nerve or sensory damage. These people may go blind or lose their hearing or smell. They may suffer from chronic pain. Many victims also have memory issues. Short term or long term memory damage is not uncommon.
Life after a TBI
So what happens when these people have a TBI? Rest and recuperation are important points. To recover, you may want to look into physical and mental therapy. But this takes time. For many construction workers, it is not possible to take weeks or even months off of work. In this case, this is where seeking worker’s compensation comes into play.
Do you want to continue reading about construction site injuries and accidents? If so, take a look at our linked web page here. You can learn more about how TBIs tie in to the construction industry. You can also look at the way these injuries impact a worker’s life and livelihood.