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Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Head Injuries

If you have experienced a head injury while on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. From medical bills to lost wages, recover what is owed to you with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer by your side.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, head injuries made up 12% of workplace injuries in the state in 2019. That’s 20,706 incidences of head injuries while on the job. 

While serious injuries can happen in a variety of workforces, the construction industry is particularly hard hit when it comes to head injuries. According to OSHA, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. Falls, crushing injuries, and equipment-related accidents can seriously injure Pennsylvania workers.

These cases can be difficult to navigate, particularly for serious occurrences that cause head injuries. Insurance companies will do what they can to avoid paying you anything. They’ll fight to prove either your injuries aren’t as serious as you claim, or the circumstances you reported are inaccurate or inconclusive. It’s important you have someone who is educated on the laws and who will fight for what you deserve. 

Common causes of workers’ compensation head injuries 

While serious, head injuries are not wholly uncommon in workers’ compensation claims. They can happen to anyone in a variety of different work environments. Regardless of how it happened or how you feel right after, it’s always imperative to receive medical treatment immediately after a work-related head injury. Otherwise, an injury can become worse overtime, causing even more pain and suffering. 

Common injuries that can cause workers’ comp head injuries: 

Of course these are general buckets, which can happen in a lot of scenarios. While construction workers are incredibly susceptible to these kinds of injuries, they also impact other professions. Including: 

  • Construction workers
  • First responders like police officers and firefighters
  • Warehouse workers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Professional athletes, including race car drivers

When to Seek Help for a Head Injury or Concussion

No matter how you feel after being injured, you should go to an emergency room or doctor to seek help for head injuries. What might seem like an innocent knock on the head can turn bad quickly if you have sustained internal injuries. It’s important when seeking medical attention for head injuries that you are thorough in keeping records. To file your claim, or appeal a denied claim, it’s helpful to have as much documentation as possible. This includes medical records, but also any journals or recordings you have kept of your symptoms on the days after the accident.

Workers in specialties that are susceptible for head injuries should know the signs that an injury could be serious. Here are the major signs of traumatic brain injury. If you experience any of these, you should see a doctor immediately:

  • Consistent headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness or fatigue, both mental and physical
  • Dizziness or balance issues
  • Tremors or seizures.
  • Sensitivity to light

Recover from Traumatic Brain Injury on the Job

If you have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, you may be able to recover more than just lost wages. If you or a close family member has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident in which someone else was to blame, you are entitled to seek full compensation for all of your economic and non-economic losses. This includes current and future losses such as:

  • Medical expenses and prescriptions
  • Loss of income
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of society, support, companionship, and consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In most cases, TBI victims’ future costs will far exceed the immediate losses. The non-economic losses resulting from TBI can be significantly greater than victims’ direct economic harm. Before you settle, it is critical that you have a clear understanding of the full amount you are entitled to recover.

Hire an Experienced Workers’ Comp Head Injury Lawyer

If you suffer an injury while performing your job duties, only to be denied your claim by insurance, you need a lawyer who will fight for you. A work accident wreaks havoc on your livelihood, including lost wages and time and any medical attention you’ll require. 

The workman’s compensation attorneys at Munley Law will fight to ensure you have everything you need to appeal your workers comp denial claim. At Munley Law, we believe that cost should not stand in the way of justice for the injured. Therefore, we do not collect a fee for our services unless we recover benefits for you. As our client, you will not have to pay anything up front or out of your own pocket.

Chat, email, or call us today to arrange a free consultation with a Scranton workers’ compensation lawyer.

 

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