On the Job Fall Causes Potential Traumatic Brain Injury

Texas construction sites are ripe for workplace accidents. This worker suffered a serious head injury after a fall.

Anyone working on a construction site in the US knows that each day they go to work is a day that they may be involved in an accident. Workplace accidents are quite common and workers may face a whole gamut of serious and even deadly injuries.

“In this case that we heard about, a construction worker suffered a head trauma after falling into an uncovered 20-foot shaft. Traumatic brain injury has the potential to be very debilitating and may cost this worker his job and ability to live a normal life in the future,” said Austin personal injury attorney Beverly Aylmer of Lee, Gober & Reyna.

No one seems to know why the shaft was left uncovered, but it was supposed to house a concrete platform that stored mechanical equipment. Responding EMS and fire department personnel quickly arrived at the scene to find the worker still conscious, but seeming dazed and disoriented. He was immediately taken to the nearest medical facility for assessment of a traumatic brain injury and a serious leg injury.

“This accident raised more questions than provided answers. No one knew if the worker was issued safety equipment and if so, was he wearing it? They have not yet determined why the metal grate that was supposed to cover the hole was not in place and who removed it in the first place? Answers to those questions will assist an Austin personal injury lawyer in figuring out the issue of liability,” Aylmer outlined.

“In any instance where someone is involved in a workplace accident, liability and the presence of negligence are two critical issues that an Austin personal injury lawyer will need to assess. If a similar situation or other workplace accident has happened to you, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer, someone with the skill to make sure justice is served,” added Beverly Aylmer of Lee, Gober & Reyna in Austin, Texas.

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