Did you know one of the leading causes of death in the United States for people between the ages of 1 and 45 are traumatic brain injuries? Individuals that endure these types of injuries can suffer from significant disabilities and substantial medical bills. Work-related traumatic brain injuries can occur in various ways, from a hit to the head or hard surface to a falling object or motor vehicle accident. After a work-related traumatic brain injury occurs, you must seek medical care and treatment immediately.
Regardless of the type of traumatic brain injury or how it occurred, you or your loved one are encouraged to contact Mottaz & Sisk Injury Law so we can begin discussing your legal options. Together, we bring over nine decades of experience working with traumatic brain injury cases and workers’ compensation.
Different Kinds of Traumatic Brain Injuries
There are ranging types of traumatic brain injuries, and if you suspect you or a loved one has suffered from one, it’s best to seek medical attention right away. Each injury can range in severity, but to allow for adequate recovery, professional guidance is required.
- Concussion: Usually referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), concussions are among the most common types of brain injury. Sudden movements, impacts, or violent shaking can cause a concussion, and the side effects can last from months to years. If you suspect you’ve experienced a concussion, it’s vital to seek medical attention immediately.
- Contusion: At times, a direct impact to the head can cause severe bruising or bleeding of the brain. Depending on the severity of the bruising, surgery may be required to relieve built up swelling and toxins in the brain.
- Coup-Contrecoup: If an individual suffers from two contusions on both sides of the brain, this is called a coup-contrecoup brain injury. One side of the brain is damaged in the initial impact to the head, and due to extreme force, the brain then hits the other side of the skull resulting in damage on the opposite side.
- Diffuse axonal injury: A car accident, intense shaking, or sudden twisting of the head can cause a diffuse axonal brain injury. The brain moves slower than the movement of the skull, thus resulting in a disruption of nerve cells and the ability of cells to transmit messages.
- Penetration: A gunshot wound, stabbing, or penetration from another sharp object can force matter from the skull into the brain. Unfortunately, more times than not, these brain injuries commonly lead to death.
- Hematoma or blood clot: Excess blood or swelling can occur between the skull and brain or inside the brain, called a hematoma or blood clot.
What Compensation Could You Receive?
Immediately following an accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury, an experienced attorney should be contacted for either yourself or your loved one. Traumatic brain injury cases can be complex and confusing, making it essential to have guidance from a dedicated attorney to ensure you’re represented in the best way possible. The attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk are prepared to answer your questions and help you manage communications with insurance companies and legal entities. Our traumatic brain injury experts will work closely with investigators, industry experts, and medical professionals, so you can be compensated appropriately for your losses. While every case differs, we’re confident the attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk can help you recoup compensation for both economic and non-economic damages:
- Unexpected medical expenses
- Permanent impairment compensation
- Long-term care
- Decreased wages
- Home remodeling
Depending on the situation, if a third party was negligent in causing you or a loved one harm, there may be an opportunity to receive additional compensation, which our skilled attorneys will also help you navigate.
Seek Legal Guidance From Experienced Attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk
Have you been in an accident at work that has resulted in a traumatic brain injury? Here at Mottaz & Sisk, we’re aware of how detrimental an injury like this can be to your quality of life and well-being. Legal guidance is necessary during this time, so you can be represented accurately and receive the compensation you deserve. The team at Mottaz & Sisk is here to help you every step of the way. Take action and contact our office today, so you can have the support you need to recover and continue effectively navigating life.