A workplace head injury is serious and can cause long-lasting complications and lead to major medical expenses. Even seemingly minor head injuries can be more serious than they appear because the brain could be affected. At JML Law, we are ready to help when you need a San Bernardino head injury lawyer. Our dedicated and experienced team is ready to get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. Everyone deserves fair treatment in the aftermath of a workplace injury.
What does a workplace head injury look like?
Workplace injuries are an unfortunate reality in the US. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that there were around 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries during the latest reporting year. We know that many of those we head injuries. According to a study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, around 20% of work-related injuries involved a traumatic brain injury.
When we look at workplace head injuries, we need to look at two types:
- Open head injuries: these include the things that are immediately visible like lacerations, skull fractures, and penetrating head injuries.
- Closed head injuries: these are injuries that happen inside the skull and can include internal bleeding and damage to the brain. Closed head injuries are often traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Concussions are considered mild TBIs.
Both open and closed head injuries can be present during the same workplace incident. That is why it is so important for injured workers to receive immediate medical care.
What are the common causes of workplace head injuries?
Head injuries in the workplace happen in a variety of way. While there are some industries more prone to head injury incidents, any worker can sustain a head injury from the following:
- Vehicle accidents
- Tool mishaps
- Falls from the same level
- Falls from one level to another
- Falling objects
- And more
Most workplace head injuries are preventable and occur because workers do not have the proper training or equipment.
What can happen due to a head injury?
Victims of head injuries often need immediate medical care. In some cases, victims may suffer from a range of short- or long-term consequences, including:
- A loss of motor function
- Memory loss
- Cognitive impairment
- Trouble with emotions
- Speech difficulty
- Permanent disfigurement
- And more
We are ready to get to work now
When you go to work each day, you have the right a safe work environment. If you are injured at work, you should always be compensated for your injuries and losses. At JML Law, we are here if you are struggling to receive compensation for your workplace head injury. Let us investigate your case so we can secure compensation for the following:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against any negligent party
If you need a San Bernardino 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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