Head and Brain Injuries
Fighting for the rights of workers who get hurt
Head and brain injuries can be extremely serious. When they occur at the workplace, injured workers are usually unable to continue doing their jobs. They need someone who will fight for their rights and help them get the workers' compensation benefits they need and deserve. The head injury lawyers at Lourie Law Firm can help.
There are different types of serious head and brain injuries. Some are open head injuries, in which an object damages the brain after penetrating the skull. Others are closed head injuries, in which a blow to the head-or a sudden, violent motion-causes the brain to crash into the inside of the skull. This can result a concussion, which causes a short-term and reversible loss of brain function. It can also result in traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can cause long-term and often irreversible loss of brain function.
A brain injury can lead to:
- physical symptoms
- loss of consciousness
- feeling dazed, confused or disoriented
- nausea or vomiting
- fatigue or drowsiness
- difficulty sleeping
- sleeping more than usual
- dizziness or loss of balance
- cognitive symptoms
- memory or concentration problems
- mood changes or mood swings
- feeling depressed or anxious
- sensory symptoms
- sensory problems, such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears, a bad taste in the mouth or changes in the ability to smell
- sensitivity to light or sound
Working in some industries carries a higher risk of a head or brain injury, such as construction, manufacturing and trucking. But workers at any type of job can suffer a head or brain injury. These types of injuries can occur as a result of:
- falling merchandise
- construction accidents (falling from a ladder or scaffold)
- car or truck accidents
- slip and falls.
Depending on the severity of the injury, an employee may not be able to return to work at all, or may be out for a significant amount of time. In most cases, people who suffer head or brain injuries on the job in South Carolina are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. These benefits pay medical expenses related to the injury and also provide compensation for lost wages while you are unable to work. But your employer may challenge these benefits. That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side.
Standing up for workers
Our firm fights to ensure that injured workers get the compensation they need and deserve. We know the workers' compensation laws and we know how to build a strong case that establishes you were hurt while doing your job. The process of filing a claim can be complicated, but we will guide you every step of the way.
Many times, employers and their insurance carriers contest workers' compensation claims. They'll say the injury isn't really that bad, or that the worker was really injured outside of work. We know the tricks they like to play and we don't put up with them. When you have Lourie Law Firm on your side, you won't have to, either.
If you've suffered a head or brain injury while at work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits for medical expenses, lost wages and disability. We can meet with you to go over your options. Contact us to set up a free consultation.