A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is caused when the head strikes, or is struck by, another object. Offshore workers are constantly exposed to situations that could give rise to a serious concussion or brain injury. From having to use slippery decks or stairs to working near cranes or other heavy equipment, maritime workers face dangerous situations each and every day. Fortunately, laws exist that offer protections to maritime workers in the wake of serious on-the-job injuries.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have suffered a head injury and begin to notice symptoms like:
- Vision Problems
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Memory Loss
If you’ve suffered a concussion while working offshore, it is important that you report the injury and request medical attention immediately. Do not continue working! Remember, unless you report your injury to the proper person onboard your vessel, an incident report will not be created. Without an incident report, your employer can deny that your injury ever happened.
Call our maritime lawyers at 1-888-302-3838 if you have suffered a concussion while offshore.
Unfortunately, offshore concussion injuries are a fact of life when working at sea. Even so, laws do exist that provide protection for offshore workers in the wake of an on-the-job injury. If you or someone you know recently suffered a concussion while working offshore, contact the experienced maritime lawyers at Zehl & Associates today for a free, confidential consultation: 1-888-302-3838.
The offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates have recovered over $750 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients since 2012 alone. If you need help following a serious maritime accident, call 1-888-302-3838 today. Zehl & Associates has the knowledge and experience necessary to take on the largest maritime employers in the world and win. It’s time you put our winning team to work for you.