Proving Traumatic Brain Injury
September 13, 2018
If you experience a head injury at work – even one that seems minor – and you do not seek medical attention immediately, you run the risk of being denied your Workers’ Compensation claim. It is essential to report such injuries right away, and to then seek medical attention, even if you are not sure if it is warranted. Some of the symptoms from concussions and even serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can take days or even weeks to develop.
Traumatic brain injuries can have a wide range of symptoms – both physical and psychological. They may appear immediately, or it may be weeks before it becomes obvious that something is wrong.
Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Loss of consciousness – from just a few seconds to a few hours
- Feeling dazed or disoriented, even without a loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fatigue – including excessive sleeping
- Difficulty sleeping
- Speech problems
- Sensitivity to light and/or sound
- Sensory issues, such as ringing in the ears
- Memory problems and trouble concentrating
- Mood swings and depression
- Agitation or any unusual behavior
Work Accidents Leading to Brain Injury
There are many types of workplace accidents that can cause a traumatic brain injury. Here are just a few of the more common types of accidents:
Struck-by: When a heavy object falls from a high shelf, such as in a big box store or in a warehouse setting, the damage can be severe.
Falls: Whether a fall happens on a staircase, from scaffolding, from a roof, off a ladder, or from any height whatsoever, it can result in a TBI.
Workplace violence: No matter where you work or what you do for a living, it is an unfortunate reality that violence can and does occur on the job. If you are a victim, you may be able to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits.
How Larry Pitt & Associates Can Help
Proving your TBI can be complicated, but we are well-practiced in the proper steps for making sure you get the benefits you deserve. We will obtain the opinion of an experienced and accredited medical provider who specializes in the appropriate discipline. With our involvement, this professional will help to establish the link between your accident and your injury. Proper documentation will also be essential to the success of your case.
Reading Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Can Help You Prove Your Traumatic Brain Injury
Our legal team is dedicating to building the strongest case possible for you to ensure you receive the benefits you need and deserve. Attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. offer compassionate personal service to deliver the best results for our clients. Call a Reading workers’ compensation lawyer at 888-PITT-LAW (888-748-8529) or contact us online for a free consultation.
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