There are several big moments in life that bring great joy like having babies or weddings. On those days you cherish family time and you do your best to make it the most memorable day. Then there are several big moments that bring great sadness. Most of those days are when someone you love dies. What you don’t want is the day that you received a head injury being the worst time of your life. Our workers compensation attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation in Anaheim know how to turn lemons into lemonade. Meaning, we know how to make your traumatic head injury not the worst day of your life because we are here to protect you from your workers’ compensation claims being denied or delayed.
Common Head Injuries
A head injury can vary in severity. However, even concussions can turn into more complicated matters. Most head injuries happen because someone fell or something fell on to someone. Severe head injuries are also called Traumatic Brain injuries. This is when the injury causes significant damage to the brain which in turn can cause severe damage to the rest of your body since your brain communicates with your whole body. Between 80,000-90,000 people who experience a head injury, or traumatic brain injury, will result in the onset of a long-term disability.
Most head injuries happen to men. This may be because the jobs that are more at risk for injuries are typically male-oriented. For example, construction and factory workers are significantly more at risk for head injuries given that their job is to work around heavy machinery or in dangerous areas. There are three kinds of head injuries to be aware of:
- Closed head injury: this is when there is no visible blood on the outside and means that your brain may have hit the skull inside, but there is no outside injury.
- Open wound injury: this is when there is visible blood with potential exposure of the brain due to a broken skull. Even though this can be more severe it is actually easier to treat.
- Crushing injury: this is when the brain has been squeezed between two objects. It can lead to fractures in the skull and lead severe long-term effects.
Depending on the severity of your injury, your recovery time can be months to years, or you may never be able to come back to work. Long-term symptoms can include speech impairment, memory loss, mood swings, loss of balance, and paralysis.
What To Do
If you or a loved one has experienced this kind of trauma then you need to consult with our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation. We can help ensure that your employer’s insurance is paying its fair share. We can make this traumatic incident a little less traumatic as we can be a strong advocate for you and ensure that you are getting fair compensation. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to speak with our professionals today.
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