TBI Traumatic Brain Injuries at work are more common than you think. California Workers’ Compensation provides financial and medical benefits to injured workers who are not able to work due to his or her injuries.
For injured employees to receive worker’s compensation for any type of injury, they must have sustained an injury while carrying out their job duties. Those who suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) on the job face special challenges in navigating the complicated WC system.
If you are injured at work in any way, your employer should be notified immediately. Brain injuries are unpredictable. What seems like mild bump on the head today can become a major problem in the future. The first step to protecting your rights is reporting the injury.
For someone who suffers from a mild TBI, there are a number of potential consequences. Those who survive the injury may experience changes in personality, slurred speech, vision problems, memory loss, lack of coordination, aphasia, irritability, reduced concentration, and vertigo.
People who suffer from severe TBI often incur astronomic costs in order to recover, including lengthy hospital stays that are frequently longer than a week, extensive rehabilitation costs, medication costs, and at times a personal caregiver or nurse and vocational re-training.
The total cost of a serious brain injury can exceed six figures in the first year. Your physician will provide a diagnosis and document your potential for recovery and expected course of treatment.
If you were seriously injured at work and suffer from TBI, do not hesitate to contact our office for help. We can make sure you have all of the appropriate paperwork, forms and medical records, minimizing problems with your WC claim. We will also advocate for you with the insurance company, making sure you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled.
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