Get Appropriate Workers’ Compensation After A Head Injury
Many employees suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) because of falls and blunt-force accidents at work. If you had this experience and your head injury was severe, you may have been unconscious and spent time in the hospital. If your injury was serious but not severe, you may have been able to go home the same day. You may not have even realized that you had a TBI. However, you may have to face a long recovery before life seems normal again.
Workers’ compensation should offer you the opportunity to get medical care and, if necessary, benefits to cover necessary time off work while you recover. Nonetheless, it can be difficult to prove the extent of your injuries. To help ensure that your compensation is appropriate, discuss your case with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. I am lawyer John E. Mahin, and I am confident that I can guide you well as you seek to maximize your workers’ compensation benefits.
Documenting And Alleviating The Lingering Effects Of A Brain Injury
After a blow to the head, you may experience many difficult effects for weeks, months or even permanently. Some of the symptoms of your brain injury that you and/or your family may notice can include the following:
- Migraine-like headaches and/or dizziness
- Personality changes
- Aphasia (mixing up words in your speech)
- Memory issues and difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty holding down a job or fulfilling family duties
- Hydrocephalus and other hidden conditions that affect your health and mood
- Bodily function changes elsewhere in your body
Your doctor may have ordered bed rest for a while, but even after you have spent plenty of time trying to recuperate, you may still struggle to live a full life once again. To improve your chances of a successful recovery, get professional advice, including legal counsel.
How To Maximize Your Claim For Compensation
One of the most important things you can do to help yourself after an on-the-job head injury is to get an accurate diagnosis. It is important to see the right doctor who can diagnose your brain injury accurately and help you as an injured worker get the treatment that you need. A top-notch neurologist and/or neuropsychologist may be able to prescribe appropriate therapies.
If I represent you after you have suffered a TBI at work, I will fight to protect your right to the caliber of medical care that you deserve. I will also investigate the facts behind your TBI at work to see if you can bring a lawsuit against a third party. If so, you may be able to recover compensation over and above your workers’ compensation benefits.
Request A Free Case Evaluation After An On-The-Job Accident Resulting In A Brain Injury
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