Any head injury has the ability to cause long-lasting consequences and should be taken seriously. If your injury happened in the workplace, you may need to secure legal assistance. At JML Law, our Downey head injury lawyers are ready to get to work for you today. Our team will investigate every aspect of what happened. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need for all injury-related expenses. Neither you nor your family should be on the line for work injury costs.
We know that the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest year of data available, and many of those were head injuries.
What are the consequences of a head injury?
The effects of a head injury on a victim vary widely depending on the severity. In many cases, these injuries have only short-term effects, but they can have a long-term impact, particularly if the brain was injured. Some of the most common symptoms of a head injury include:
- Difficulties speaking
- Cognitive impairment
- A loss of mobility to parts of your body
- Emotional instability
- Memory loss
- Permanent disfigurement
What are the head injuries?
The term “head injury” is misleading because it makes it look like there is only one type. However, head injuries vary widely in severity. It helps if we get these injuries into two main categories – open and closed.
Open head injuries are the ones we usually know about rather quickly and include injuries to the outside of the skull. They often include skull fractures, lacerations, and penetrating injuries.
Closed head injuries can make things a bit more complicated because they are not always visible. When our brains are jostled around from a blow to the head, we can sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These can be severe or mild (concussions) and in conjunction with an open head injury.
How do these injuries happen at work?
Any time a person receives a blow to the head at work, they need to seek medical attention immediately. In the workplace, these injuries happen in a variety of ways, including:
- Falls from the same level or to another level
- Car accidents while performing work duties
- Heavy machinery equipment accidents
- Heavy objects falling from heights
- Tool mishaps
What will my attorney be working to secure?
When you sustain an injury in the workplace, you should never have to worry about receiving compensation. Regardless of who is at fault, workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to be there to help. However, if you are having trouble with your claim or have not been offered enough for your expenses, let JML Law step in and help. We will work to secure compensation for:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a Downey 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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