Head injuries and head trauma are common injuries among workers involved in car accidents, falls, construction accidents, and other work-related incidents. A blow to the head should not be casually dismissed just because it seems relatively minor at the time; even a mere “bump” on the head can escalate into a life-threatening brain injury if an individual does not receive proper medical evaluation and treatment. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys of Emery Reddy will help secure the compensation and medial care you deserve for your head injury.
Head Injuries in the Workplace
Concussions are marked by unconsciousness of any kind and any length following a head trauma. A growing body of medical research shows that concussions have greater long-term consequences than previously understood. This may lead to minor or serious memory loss, behavioral issues, and ongoing cognitive consequences.
Simple fractures can easily be misdiagnosed as a simple concussion, when in fact a break in the bone has occurred without showing external signs such as damage to the skin.
Linear skull fractures refer to a break in a cranial bone; this resembles a thin line with no actual splintering, depression, or distortion of the bone.
Depressed skull fracture is an indentation of the bone toward the brain, accompanied by splintering. This type of head injury results from blunt force trauma, with high chances of some degree of brain injury.
Compound fracture is a splintering break in the skull accompanied by significant lacerations in the skin. Incidence of brain injury is high.
Basal skull fractures occur at the floor of the skull near the eyes, an ear, the spine, or the nasal cavity. These injuries frequently cause other complications beyond a brain injury such as paralysis, blindness, or deafness.
Hemorrhaging refers to a laceration or cut that causes bleeding in the brain. In a closed head injury, blood may slowly seep into critical areas, causing a build-up of pressure that may potentially lead to death.
Serious Head Injury Symptoms: Dizziness or “seeing stars”; confusion or fogginess; unusual levels of fatigue; headache and pressure; vomiting or nausea; slurred speech patterns; amnesia.
We understand that many families depend on the income of an injured worker, and our Workers’ Compensation lawyers are dedicated to winning the benefits and compensation you deserve. Our practice was founded on a commitment to advocating for workers’ rights, and we are proud of our record protecting the injured and disabled. Contact one of our attorneys today for a free consultation on your head injury or workers’ compensation claim.
A Workers’ Compensation lawyer will help you recover:
- Current and ongoing medical costs
- Lost wages and lost potential income
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life from a permanent injury, disability or other factors
We understand that many families depend on the income of an injured worker, and our Workers’ Compensation lawyers are dedicated to winning the benefits and compensation you deserve. Our practice was founded on a commitment to advocating for workers’ rights, and we are proud of our record protecting the injured and disabled. Contact one of our attorneys today for a free consultation on your back injury or workers’ compensation claim.
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