Head injuries are some of the most common – and potentially serious – workplace injuries in California. People of all ages and in all industries are at risk for head trauma from many types of incidents, including:
Unfortunately, many victims of head trauma then struggle to get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve, as this type of claim can be complicated. You should seek the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer in Southern California as soon as possible after a work-related head injury.
Many medical professionals refer to head injuries as “silent” injuries. Because most symptoms stem from damage to the brain tissue, it can be impossible for others to see the extent of the injury or damage. Many people with brain injuries may appear to be fine when, in reality, they are struggling with many serious effects of their injury. Such effects can include cognitive processing impairments, sensory problems, behavioral and emotional control issues, and many more.
While the effects of a head injury can persist for months (or longer) and may it difficult to work, it is often challenging to prove the severity of your impairments. If you look fine and can carry on conversations as usual, your employer may expect you to be able to do your job. However, your brain injury can make it difficult to understand and follow directions, focus, complete tasks in a timely manner, engage in written communication, and more. The right attorney can stand up for your rights to benefits for missed work even if your boss does not fully understand your limitations.
The Southern California workers’ compensation attorneys at Jackson & Jackson help clients with all types of injuries. Call (562) 426-9500 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.