One of the leading causes of death in the United States for people between the ages of 1 and 45 are traumatic brain injuries (TBI). These types of injuries can leave people with significant disabilities and significant medical bills. A work-related traumatic brain injury can be caused from a hit to the head, hard surface or when an object hits and hurts the head. While there are various degrees of head injuries, traumatic brain injuries are one of the most severe.
Various types of head injuries include as follows:
- closed head injury
In the United States, approximately 10% of all TBI cases are from occupational accidents and injuries. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can range from confusion to amnesia to a loss of consciousness. The symptoms and problems can vary and may not be recognizable for some time.
Following a work-related traumatic brain injury, it is important that you seek medical care and treatment immediately; especially, if headaches or pain get worse, vomiting, thinking or behavioral changes, gait disturbances or seizures. Workers compensation is responsible for paying for your wage loss, permanency, vocational rehabilitation and medical benefits.
If you have suffered a work-related traumatic brain injury, contact Mottaz & Sisk Injury LAw to discuss your legal options. We are experienced and knowledgable workers’ compensation lawyers who have handled hundreds of traumatic brain injury cases.