Workers’ Compensation for Workplace Head Injury
People who suffer head injuries in the workplace must get medical attention immediately. At Midwest Disability Work Comp, P.A., our Minneapolis workplace head injury lawyers take pride in seeing that the Minnesota residents we represent get the treatment required to recover as much and as fast as possible. Whether the head injury was the result of an on-the-job fall or a falling object, we are ready to put our experience to work for you. With years of experience on our side, no work injury case is too challenging for us.
Suffered a work-related head injury? Dial 888-365-1477 today to discuss your legal options.
From Mild TBI To Severe TBI
Open head injuries and closed head injuries can result in brain damage. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are categorized from mild to severe. In reality, there is no such thing as a mild TBI as any damage to the brain can have long-lasting consequences. The most common type of TBI is a concussion, which can cause symptoms such as:
Symptoms of moderate to severe TBIs may include:
- Persistent headaches that worsen over time
- Memory loss
- Cognitive difficulties
- Blurry vision
- Emotional and personality changes
These symptoms may linger for years, interfering with work functions and the ability of the victim to live his or her life. Victims should benefit from workers’ comp. The families of severe TBI victims, who are often left comatose or in a state in which they are unable to care for themselves, also have the right to seek benefits if the injury resulted from a workplace accident. Our attorneys help workers and their families get all the workers’ compensation benefits they are eligible for.
High-Risk Jobs For Work-Related Head Injuries
Head injuries at work are typically caused by falling objects, slip and falls, falling from heights, defective and dangerous equipment, and vehicle accidents. Occupations with the highest risk for head injuries include:
- Construction workers
- Police officers
- Loading dockworkers
- Delivery drivers
- Professional athletes
What To Do If You Have Suffered A Head Injury At Work
Your first priority after suffering a head injury of any kind at work in Minnesota is to seek medical attention. Seeking medical attention is crucial even if there are no visible signs of injury since symptoms may not appear right away and any delay in treatment can cause your condition to worsen. This is also a crucial step in proving your injury was work-related. Tell your doctor you were hurt at work and mention any and all symptoms you may be experiencing. After you have been treated, file a report of the injury with your employer as soon as possible. Failure to report your accident within the time frames set by law could cause you to lose your right to workers’ compensation benefits.
Long-Term Disability Benefits For Brain Injury Victims
Head injury victims who purchased a long-term disability policy may be eligible for benefits whether or not the injury was suffered in the workplace. Our attorneys take on insurance companies that sell group or individual long-term disability policies in order to ensure that policyholders get everything their policies entitle them to.
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We take all of our cases on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t pay legal fees until we recover benefits for you after your workplace head injury. Take the next step and schedule a free case evaluation.