Concussions and Head Injuries while Working Offshore
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that’s 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.
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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 or other head injury while working offshore, contact our Undefeated Maritime Lawyers for a free, confidential consultation at 1-888-302-3838 or by clicking here.
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