The last thing you ever expect is that you will get a head injury in the workplace. These injuries happen in a variety of ways, and all workers are susceptible. At JML Law, you can count on us to help. Our Santa Ana head injury lawyers are ready to step in and be your advocate. Head injuries can lead to major medical expenses for victims and their families. We will investigate your case and work to secure complete coverage for your injury-related expenses.
What Are Workplace Head Injuries?
It should be no surprise that workers receive head injuries all the time in the workplace. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest year of data available. A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, we see that around 20% of work-related injuries involved a traumatic brain injury, a type of head injury.
There are various types of head injuries that can occur in the workplace. Some of them are immediately visible, while others are not.
- Medical attention needs to be sought immediately after a blow to the head in the workplace.
Open head injuries are often obvious because they include trauma that occurs on the outside of the skull. This can include lacerations, fractures, and penetrating injuries.
Closed head injuries may not be as obvious because they happen inside the skull where we cannot see them. The brain can become injured (traumatic brain injury or TBI) any time there is a blow to the head. TBIs range from severe to mild (concussions).
- A person can have both an open and closed head injury at the same time.
What Are The Main Causes Of Workplace Head Injuries?
Head injuries in the workplace can happen in a variety of ways, including:
- Motor vehicle crashes in work vehicles
- Falls from the same level or to another level
- Falling heavy objects
- Tool mistakes
What Can Happen Due To A Head Injury?
Head injuries and brain injuries can have a range of symptoms. Sometimes these are only short-term, while other head injuries lead to long-lasting consequences.
- A loss of mobility to parts of your body
- Difficulties speaking
- Cognitive impairment
- Emotional instability
- Memory loss
- Permanent disfigurement
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Get For These Injuries?
If you or a loved one has sustained a workplace injury, please consider seeking legal assistance today. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to step in on your behalf. A head injury can lead to long-lasting consequences and expensive care. At JML Law, we will stop at nothing to secure the following:
- Coverage for your current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
When you need a Santa Ana head injury attorney, please contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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