Industrial Accidents and Catastrophic Injuries
Because of the high-risk nature of the industry, many accidents that occur on industrial work sites can cause catastrophic injuries. If you work in any capacity in the industrial field, you want to be sure there are measures in place that protect you from severe harm.
Unfortunately, these types of accidents can leave you suffering from permanent disabilities such as traumatic brain injuries, burns, spinal cord damage, and more. You must understand what causes these injuries and how to move forward with legal action to pursue compensation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Also known as TBIs, traumatic brain injuries can occur in numerous ways in an industrial accident. For example, you may fall from a high scaffolding, landing on your head and suffering hemorrhaging or bruising on your brain tissue. Falling debris from above can also create a risk of TBI’s,
Other issues that can cause traumatic brain injuries include defective machinery, manufacturing equipment, etc...
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can also occur in a variety of ways, such as a fall from a height, getting stuck in between items, and slip and falls. Open trenches, items lying on the ground, and wiring can create risks of falls resulting in spinal cord injuries. Any instance that causes you to land on your back or neck can lead to spinal cord injuries, which sometimes results in paralysis and other permanent damage.
Industrial job sites have many chemicals, flammable gases, and other hazards that can cause explosions or other issues. You may suffer burn injuries unless safety precautions are implemented and strictly followed. In the worst-case scenario, you may suffer third-degree burns, which can cause damage to your bones, muscles, and tissue. These burns also impact your nerves. In severe cases, amputation is necessary.
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, we dedicate our practice to helping you and others like you in our community. It’s our priority to help victims of serious industrial accidents. Our Walnut Creek industrial accident attorneys are here to help you every step of the way.