Head injuries are some of the most devastating injuries that can happen to people. All too often, conditions in the workplace allow for employees to sustain head injuries. Unfortunately, many workplace head injury victims struggle to receive the compensation they deserve. At JML Law, our head injury lawyers are ready to get to work for you today. We will investigate your case and get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you need for all head injury expenses.
What exactly is a workplace head injury?
Workplace head injuries are often the most devastating thing that can happen to a worker. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest year of data in the US. Many thousands of those were head injuries.
When we discuss head injuries, we are really talking about a wide array of things that can happen.
An open head injury is one that injures primarily the outside of the skull. These are the most visible types of injuries because they include lacerations, penetrating injuries, skull fractures, and other injuries that are visible.
A closed head injury, however, is often less obvious because it happens inside the skull. A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine says that 20% of work-related head injuries involve a traumatic brain injury. Anytime someone receives a blow to the head, they run the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
In many cases, an injured worker sustains both an open head injury and a closed injury. Because an open head injury is often so visible and scary looking, many people overlook the fact that the injured person’s brain may also be affected.
How do workplace head injuries occur?
Our Garden Grove head injury lawyers often see these injuries caused by:
- Workplace vehicle accidents
- Heavy machinery incidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Heavy objects falling
- Mishaps with workplace tools
Those who suffer from a workplace head injury can have a range of symptoms, some of which are long-lasting or permanent:
- A loss of mobility to parts of your body
- Difficulties speaking
- Cognitive impairment
- Emotional instability
- Memory loss
- Permanent disfigurement
How much compensation am I entitled to?
If you or someone you love has sustained a head injury at work but are struggling to secure the compensation you need, seek legal assistance today. At JML Law, we believe that everyone has the right to fair workers’ compensation coverage for their workplace injuries. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the coverage you deserve. This can include:
- Money for your current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Loss of future earnings or earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages
We may even work to secure possible punitive damages against a negligent party. When you need a Garden Grove 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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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.