Our Chicago brain injury attorneys just learned of a lawsuit in which an energy company was sued after one of their employees unintentionally hit another employee with power tongs in June of this year. Power tongs are a type of hydraulic equipment used on many industrial sites, which are used to help the workers move large objects around and maneuver around the work site. The employee that filed the lawsuit and was injured by the other employee when he was struck with the power tongs causing him to be thrown headfirst into other equipment that was on the work site and as a result suffered from severe injuries to the head including fractured sinuses and a brain injury. The brain injury lawsuit is against the company that the two men worked at and alleges that the company was negligent in allowing this type of injury to be able to occur while employees were on the job. The lawsuit claims that the worker that stuck the victim was using the control lever on a piece of equipment and hit the wrong lever, which was the one that struck the victim in the face.
Brain injuries are often caused by slips, falls, pushes, and a number of other ways in which the head is hit so severely that the brain is injured as a result. Many of these brain injuries are the result of another’s (other than the victim) actions, like in the case discussed here. When the injury occurs at the victim’s place of work, the victim may have the option of suing the company if the negligence occurred while the people involved were on the job. Because companies may be liable for the negligence of their workers, or negligence while on the job, it is very important that all companies make sure to try to keep the job site as safe as possible and that they hire employees that they believe will act very safe and make safety their greatest priority while on the job.
A personal injury lawsuit is an appropriate option for someone that has suffered a brain injury as the result of another’s negligent actions. These type of lawsuits are a way in which to try to make the person responsible for your injury accountable for their actions and to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages resulting from the injury, pain and suffering, as well as other damages that occurred. In this particular lawsuit the victim asked for compensation for his medical bills as well as for some other damages suffered as a result of the incident where he was injured.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury on the job and it was due to the negligence of another employee or by negligence on the part of the company, you may have a personal injury lawsuit against the company where the injury occurred. Our Illinois brain injury attorneys have helped clients all over the state with their personal injury lawsuits and are here to listen to what has happened to you and discuss what options are available to you.