Brain Damage or Head Injuries
It is the employer’s duty to keep employees safe on the job.
When safety measures are not taken seriously or are disregarded, the employee is at risk for serious injury. Brain and head related injuries might not be extremely noticeable at first, but can be very serious and impact workers for the rest of their lives.
From blows to the head to toxic exposure, brain and head injuries can be crippling and prevent employees from coming back to work. Many times they result in a lifetime of medical bills and rehabilitation costs.
Types of Injuries that We Represent
- Blunt head trauma
- Falls from heights (i.e. ladders and scaffolds)
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Injury from falling objects
- Exposure to chemicals and other toxins
- Injuries from malfunctioning and broken equipment
Symptoms of Brain Damage and Head Injury
- Changes in speech or behavior
- Trouble with memory and confusion
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in ears
- Inability to complete ordinary tasks
- Change in sleeping patterns
- Mood/personality changes, depression
Although a number of symptoms could be considered mild and temporary, employees suffering with moderate or severe forms of brain and head damage may also have the following:
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Weakness or numbness in limbs
- Repeated nausea
- Headaches that do not go away
- Increased confusion or agitation
Brain and head damages are some of the most devastating and permanent workplace injuries an employee can suffer from. Seek medical attention and report the injury to your employer as quickly as possible after the injury occurs.
If you’ve been injured on the job and have a head injury, contact our lawyers immediately. We’ll help you file your workers’ compensation claim correctly and get you the health benefits you deserve.