Compensation For Work-Related Brain Injuries
Whether you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the job or off the job, it is very important for you to get prompt medical care and follow your doctors’ advice. The first hours, days and weeks after a head injury are a critical time for achieving maximum improvement. Your doctors may decide on or recommend one or more of the following:
- Surgery: perhaps temporary removal of part of your skull to allow swelling of your brain to diminish
- Medication: medical treatments to alleviate injuries
- Evaluations by experts such as a neurologist and/or a neuropsychologist
- Rest and recovery time at home
- Cognitive therapy and other types of therapy
To get the compensation you deserve after suffering a traumatic brain injury on the job, call us, the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Berger & Michelena: 213-624-9999.
You and your doctors may not know what your final outcome will be like until most of your healing is complete. However, there may come a time when other people believe you have recovered, when in fact, you still have lingering effects such as:
- Ongoing headaches
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritability and moodiness
- Dizziness and/or vertigo
Some patients will experience other, much worse complications, including loss of certainly bodily functions and in the most extreme cases, vegetative state.
If an on-the-job accident caused your traumatic brain injury, lawyers at Berger & Michelena can help you get a workers’ compensation claim underway. They can help you cope with voluminous paperwork that is involved in a workers’ comp claim after a serious injury. They can advocate on your behalf whenever the workers’ compensation insurer puts up obstacles such as denying your claim or delaying payments.
At the same time, we can evaluate the facts in your injury case to determine whether you may have a third-party liability claim against a person or organization other than your employer. Our personal injury law firm can build a strong case for you at the same time that we continue to monitor the status of your workers’ compensation claim.