Injuries to the head are complicated and unpredictable. Some injuries to the head are relatively minor, while others result in lifelong consequences for the victim. If a person sustains a head injury in the workplace, they should be able to count on workers compensation to help. However, the team at JML Law is standing by to help if you are having trouble getting the coverage you deserve. Our Corona head injury lawyers are ready to get to work looking into your case today.
What is a Corona workplace head injury?
Understanding head injuries can seem difficult because we have to look at a multitude of things that can happen when a person suffers a blow to the head. Overall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries reported during the latest year of data in the US. When we look closely at one recent year, we can see that there were 84,750 head injuries that led to workers needing time away from their jobs.
We need to break head injuries down into two categories:
Open head injuries are ones that occur primarily on the outside of our skulls. These are usually visible injuries than include lacerations, skull fractures, penetrating injuries, and other outer skull trauma.
Closed head injuries are much more complicated and harder to diagnose right away because they are not immediately visible. One study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine says that around 20% of work-related head injuries involve a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Closed head injuries affect our brains and can lead to serious disabilities.
We want to note that it is not uncommon for a person to sustain both an open and closed head injury at the same time.
How do head injuries in the workplace occur?
The Corona head injury lawyers at JML Law commonly see these injuries occur due to:
- Vehicle accidents
- Slips, trip, and falls,
- Accidents with heavy machinery
- Objects falling on a person’s head
- And more
Victims of workplace head injuries can sustain serious and long-lasting damage that affects all aspects of their lives – from their ability to earn an income to how they interact with their family.
What kind of compensation is normal for these cases?
If you or someone you care about has sustained a head injury in the workplace but are struggling to get the compensation you need, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At JML Law, we are going to ensure you are treated fairly in this case. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate what happened and work to secure the following:
- Coverage for all of your medical expenses related to the injury
- Lost income if you cannot work due to the injury
- Loss of future income if you are disabled
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
If you need a Corona head injury attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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