Head and Brain Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Claims
When a head or brain injury occurs at work, injured workers can have a long road to recovery, as these injuries tend to affect multiple aspects of their lives. In fact, while some head injuries may affect workers’ abilities to move around and perceive their surroundings clearly, in other cases, head and brain injuries can impair workers’ speech, their cognition and even their ability to control their moods and emotions.
Some of the most common ways in which head and brain injuries happen on the job include when:
- Objects fall on workers’ heads.
- Workers fall from scaffolding, ladders or from any height.
- Workers fall after slipping on a wet, uneven or otherwise dangerous surfaces.
- Workers are exposed to chemicals or toxins.
- Workers are in any type of motor vehicle accident.
- Workers are assaulted while at work.
Symptoms of Head and Brain Injuries
While it’s important that anyone who sustains some head trauma while working see a medical professional to assess whether the damage may be significant or warrant treatment, it’s also crucial that workers – particularly those who work in the construction industry – are aware of the symptoms of serious head and brain injuries.
Although such symptoms will depend on the area of the head that is impacted, as well as the level of force inflicted, in general, symptoms of head and brain injuries (including traumatic brain injury, TBI) may include (but are not limited to):
- Confusion and disorientation
- Dizziness and/or lightheadedness
- Blurry vision and/or ringing in the ears
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Sleeping disturbances (such as new difficulties falling asleep or problems awaking)
- Mood swings, marked irritability and/or other behavioral changes
- Difficulty concentrating, thinking and/or remembering things.
In the most severe cases of head and brain injuries, symptoms may include the following:
- Seizures or convulsions
- Slurred speech
- Persistent nausea and/or vomiting
- Watering eyes.
When any of these brain injury symptoms arise, emergency medical treatment will be critical to preventing potentially life-threatening complications.
Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm
Have you or a loved one sustained a head and/or brain injury while working? If so, the skilled Denver workers’ compensation attorneys at the Bisset Law Firm want you to know that we are here to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve. Our experienced legal professionals are dedicated to providing each of our clients with the highest quality legal representation, keeping each of our clients informed and in the loop at every stage of their cases and, ultimately, helping them obtain the best possible results for their cases.
While we offer knowledgeable, superior counsel to anyone seriously injured on the job, some of our additional key strengths include our fierce negotiating skills, our extensive trial experience and our readiness to take decisive action when the denial or delay of a workers’ compensation claim is finally overruled.
Contact the Denver workers’ compensation lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.