Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Workplace
Even in the most mundane of workplaces, serious accidents can occur without warning, and thus precautions must be taken wherever necessary. Out of all the consequences that could manifest due to neglect and a lack of safety standards on the job, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is easily one of the worst. If you or a coworker has suffered a blow to the head or slipped and fell recently, medical attention should be sought immediately. If any of the following symptoms are observed, a TBI may have occurred:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Confusion or dizziness
- Unexplained mood swings
Compensation for a TBI at Work
Workers’ compensation benefits often cover the bare minimum of requirements to take care of someone after they have been hurt while performing regular or expected work duties. A traumatic brain injury is severe and can lead to lifelong complications and conditions. There are also many instances where a TBI is not readily apparent to the victim, and it can go unreported for weeks, months, or more. The unfortunate end result is usually benefits that fall short. Instead of getting payments for medical treatments and rehabilitations, you might only be granted a sum that pays for initial emergency medical fees. The difference could range well into the thousands and leave you searching for finances out of your own savings.
If you want to be properly and fully compensated after suffering a TBI at work, odds are high that you will need to take matters into your own hands. This may mean filing a lawsuit against your employer or their insurance provider. Make certain you are not going into that legal battle alone by teaming up with our California workers’ compensation attorneys from Alvandi Law Group. We have successfully recovered more than $100 million for our clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and more. Call (800) 980-6905 today and schedule your free case evaluation with our team – a fair recovery could be just around the corner.