As one can imagine, head and brain injuries are generally the most costly type of workers’ compensation claims to the injured worker as well as the Employer. More than 5 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Not surprisingly most of these head injuries occur as a result of car accidents and falls arising out of and in the course of employment.
The Ramos Law Firm is located just minutes away from the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, a premiere catastrophic care hospital, where many of our Georgia injured workers have been treated.
When an injured worker sustains a traumatic head injury, the employee often experiences a loss of consciousness, fatigue, memory loss, cognitive impairments, decreased concentration, headaches, and other neurological deficits. These workplace injuries are also referred to as “closed head injuries.” Unfortunately, injured workers with TBI or closed head injuries often have difficulty in the initial diagnosis phase given the nature of the injury. The injured worker will likely endure many diagnostic examinations and a series of experts or physicians who may be able to formulate a treatment plan or prognosis. Additionally, the Employer and workers’ compensation insurance carrier will likely contest the connection between the cause or residual effects of the closed head injury to the underlying work injury.
In the event of a more serious brain injury, the injured employee may slip into a coma, concussions, or even death. The treatment for head and brain injuries can be extensive. It may require assisted living arrangements, a battery of diagnostic testing, a host of neurological specialists, experimental testing, and medication.
Additionally, it may require frequent trips to the hospital, home modification, or medical transportation and lodging. In many instances, the severe head and brain injuries will result in a catastrophic designation of the claim and Social Security Disability benefits. These workers’ compensation matters should be handled very seriously as they are lifetime claims and may become very litigious. Our lawyers have litigated these matters in the past and are able to provide expertise in these areas. We can provide service if you suffered from a work-related head injury such as the following:
- Subdural hematoma (SDH)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Brain damage
- Head trauma
- Closed head injury
Head trauma is a very serious condition with the potential for long-term ramifications that are not always evident at the time of injury. Legal consultation is of utmost importance in these cases. If you are in need of information or help relating to traumatic brain injuries or closed head injuries, contact Ramos Law Firm immediately.