Head and Brain Injuries
Falls, motor vehicle accidents, being struck by an object or striking one’s head against a hard surface are the leading causes of head and brain injury in America. All of these circumstances can occur while you are at work. A blow or jolt to the head that is serious enough to cause a disruption in the function of the brain is called a traumatic brain injury or TBI. About 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year and 50,000 of them die, according to the Brain Injury Association of America.
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A TBI can have devastating consequences. The future for the injured worker may never be the same as the life that was experienced prior to the injury. The costs associated with care and rehabilitation can be extremely expensive. There are brain injury specialists who may be able to help you or your loved one at this critical time. However, the insurance company for the employer may not voluntarily share this important information with you. The insurance company’s first concern is to save money for the company. It is not to spend money on the injured worker. We understand this. If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI at work, it is extremely important that he or she be evaluated by a competent brain injury specialist as soon as possible. Time is critical for the brain-injured worker, and there is no time to waste. Referrals and evaluation by brain injury medical experts are critically important. These evaluations need to happen right away. The process of getting medical care approved by adjusters is frustrating and can be emotionally draining. Often, the adjuster needs constant prodding to get the critical care provided. For help getting treatment by a qualified medical professional, please contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. We will act immediately to ensure that you are your loved one has the care that is needed. Our attorneys represent clients who have sustained head and brain injuries in the workplace. We help them receive the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits they deserve, including payment of all necessary medical and rehabilitation expenses, and a portion of their weekly wages. A person with a brain injury may require the services of an assistant or attendant while at home or work. A brain injury victim may need a van equipped with a wheelchair lift or modifications to their home to make it wheelchair accessible. There are so many things to think of for the brain-injured worker. They have immediate needs, but they will most likely also have needs for the remainder of their life. This is most likely your first time experiencing so many decisions that matter so much. Allow us to help you with those decisions. We are experienced in knowing the many ways that the brain-injured worker’s life might be made more comfortable and improved by the latest medical technology and care. Our workers’ compensation attorneys will pursue full compensation for all of the expenses related to your injury. In addition, we will analyze your case to identify potential sources of financial compensation in addition to workers’ compensation. With an office conveniently located in Atlanta, Georgia, our workers’ compensation attorneys represent clients with head and brain injuries statewide. We are compassionate lawyers who care about the future of our clients. Please do not hesitate to call us for help at 404-303-7770 or email us to arrange your free consultation. We understand that you have many questions that need answers. If you are unable to visit us in our office, we are happy to travel to meet you at your home or a place that is convenient for you.