A crane operator in Vero Beach suffered a severe head injury after the machine he was operating, toppled and fell onto its side. What caused the accident is not yet known, but there’s speculation that one of its tires hit a soft spot under the surface of the ground, causing it to fall. The employee was knocked unconscious when he hit his head on some lumber that was stacked next to where the machine. A spokesman for the Vero Beach Police Department reported that the injured worker was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (also known as TBI)
Since the worker suffered an apparent significant head injury, it’s fair to conclude that he suffered a traumatic brain injury. When an employee suffers from such an accident like this, there can be wide ranging consequences. They might include slurred speech, vision difficulties, dizziness, headaches and/or memory loss. Moreover, the injured employee may incur overwhelming medical expenses including: lengthy hospital stays, medications, attendant care services, surgeries, rehabilitation costs and/or vocational retraining.
Payment of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
As per Vero Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire, Florida law requires employers in the construction industry to carry insurance for its workforce, even if they only have a single employee. In most cases, the TBI victim’s medical bills and lost wages are paid by the Employer’s applicable workers’ compensation insurance company. Unfortunately, an Employer and/or their Insurance Company may try to delay and/or deny benefits that you deserve! Evan’s goal however is to protect all of your available rights under the Florida Workers’ Compensation law.
Vero Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A.
When a traumatic brain injury is suffered on the job, you’ll be in the need of an experienced and effective Workers’ Compensation Attorney right away. Contact the Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968 , (954) 227-7529 to arrange for a free consultation and case review. He and his team will listen to you closely and answer all of your questions. Since Evan charges only on a contingency basis, there are no fees or costs due unless there is a successful recovery or award. So don’t delay and call today.