A traumatic brain injury results from some violent blow directly to the head or the body from some external force. Unlike common head injuries, traumatic brain injuries involve internal brain damage, from mild to severe.
Our brains control our thoughts, our emotions, and our physical capabilities. Therefore, a traumatic brain injury can alter the accident victim’s day-to-day function, their demeanor, and even their capacity to work.
Many underlying issues can cause traumatic brain injuries and work-related brain damage from concussions to damaged blood vessels. A lack of blood flowing to the brain is also a common occurrence following an initial traumatic incident, which is incredibly dangerous and can often result in a fatality.
What Work Environments Pose Brain Injury Risks?
A traumatic brain injury can occur anywhere, though they are more common in industries where manual labor and the use of heavy machinery are required. For example, construction workers are at a greater risk for traumatic brain injuries than other workers.
Anyone suffering brain trauma due to an accident in the workplace must seek medical attention immediately because the situation can potentially be fatal. Once the accident victim has sought medical treatment following a workplace accident, hiring an expert Workplace Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney is the next crucial step to ensure they are compensated fairly and adequately.
The Common Symptoms Associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries
When someone suffers a violent blow to the head or the body in a workplace accident, it is essential to know the signs of a traumatic brain injury.
Some of the most common traumatic brain injury symptoms include:
- Personality Changes
The Common Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries may result in a wide range of debilitations, depending on the area of the victim’s brain that has been affected. Severe traumatic brain injuries may require 24-7 care in the weeks and months following the workplace accident. Although some functions may be restored in time, through extensive therapy, the return to full function may be impossible.
Traumatic brain injuries sustained in the workplace may cause one or more of these permanent, life-altering effects:
- Reduced cognitive functioning
- Reduced sensory processing
- An inability to communicate
- Personality changes
Although we have made significant medical advancements, there is still no way for medical professionals to repair brain tissue damaged by a traumatic brain injury.
If you or someone you love was involved in a work accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, you must contact an experienced California workers’ compensation attorney to ensure that you receive adequate and fair compensation.
What Benefits Are Available for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims?
Because a traumatic brain injury is often severely debilitating, victims are rarely able to go back to work. Thankfully, California law gives workplace accident victims suffering from a traumatic brain injury the ability to receive compensation through their employer’s insurance.
Workers’ compensation benefits may cover wide-ranging losses resulting from a workplace injury, with the compensation varying based on the victim’s injuries.
Generally, workers’ compensation in California covers:
- Lost wages (current and future)
- Medical expenses (current and anticipated)
- Pain & suffering
- California Workers’ Comp Attorneys Can Help
The knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys from Aoudi Law can help if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury while at work. Our team has the experience necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.
The California workers’ compensation specialists at Aoudi Law have extensive experience representing clients like you. So whether you are just starting the workers’ compensation claims process or if your employer’s insurance company has denied your claim, Aoudi Law is on your side.
Call or text 714-769-8706 today for a free consultation.