Workplace Brain Injury: Should I Hire an Attorney?

A head injury, being one of the most serious workplace injuries, can have long-term consequences and it is often followed by an excruciatingly long recovery period. If you have suffered a head injury, you will want to take swift action and explore every avenue to get the full compensation you are entitled to. After all, head and brain injuries could result in external and internal damage

However dangerous external damage to the skull can be, be it a bump, a cut or a fracture, internal damage is far more intimidating. You could be dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury, which could include internal bleeding and bruising. And of course, there is no telling how long the period of recovery following your brain injury will last

Consulting a competent San Diego brain injury attorney on our team who has experience in dealing with head or brain injury cases should certainly be your number one step. Take no chances and leave no room for risk of complications. 

What are the common causes of workplace head injury
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Likely to result in lasting damage, disability or even death, Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI is one of the most terrifying injuries in general. The effect of TBI is a concussion at best. There could also be lasting consequences or even a fatal outcome.  As such, TBI comes with a heftier workers compensation sum. 
The main mistake most of our clients make is ignoring the problem and hoping it would go away on its own. It will not. Dealing with the consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury could take years of dedication and treatment.

How do I recognize the symptoms of TBI?

Bear in mind that the onset of symptoms may not start until much later. It should be your top priority to seek legal and medical assistance immediately, regardless of whether you are experiencing any symptoms or not.

The most common symptoms of head or brain injuries that indicate a mild concussion are as follows:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of balance and other physical manifestations
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Numbness and tingling.

More serious concussions, caused by moderate or severe brain injuries have the following symptoms:

  • Persistent or gradually worsening headaches
  • Constant nausea
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Dilated pupils (both or just one)
  • Leaking fluid (from the nose or ears)
  • Dysarthria (slurred speech)
  • Changes in behavior
  • Coma.

How much compensation do you get for brain injury? 

The value of workers compensation benefits for Traumatic Brain Injury suffered on the job or while performing a job-related activity depends on the severity of your condition and duration of your recovery. It is important to report the accident to the employer right away and consult one of our head and brain injury attorneys immediately so you can get an estimate of your workers compensation benefits. Attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis so you needn’t worry about attorney fees.

What are the common causes of workplace head injury?

Sadly, some occupations carry a higher risk of suffering from head injuries. These are as follows:

  • Police officers
  • Firefighters
  • Loading dock workers
  • Construction workers
  • Delivery personnel
  • Race car drivers
  • Professional athletes

Common causes include but are not limited to:

  • Slips and falls
  • Falling from heights
  • Falling objects
  • Vehicle and traffic accidents
How much compensation do you get for brain injury

How do I maximize my workers comp settlement?

Call Workers Compensation Attorney Group of San Diego to schedule an appointment with a specialized San Diego brain injury attorney and get the most out of workers compensation. Rely on professionals in one of our three San Diego locations to carry you through so you can capitalize on the situation and get what is rightfully yours. Whether you are dealing with pain, discomfort or similar difficulties as a result of the injury or are yet to start experiencing any symptoms, you deserve to be fully compensated.