The Risk Of Serious Complications With Head Injuries
Head injuries are among the most challenging types of workers’ compensation claims because head injuries are complex and there is a wide range of outcomes. Recovery may take a long time and be uncertain and doctors may disagree on the severity of the injury itself.
Three Decades Of Workers’ Compensation Experience
Anyone who has suffered a head injury at work should protect their interests by making sure they have a workers’ compensation attorney on their side who can advise them throughout the claims process and ensure that they receive the maximum possible compensation for their injury.
Our attorney, Mark Freeman, at Thill & Freeman, PLLC, in St. Louis Park has been helping workers with head injuries for years. He knows how insurance companies approach head injury claims because he used to represent them.
Lasting Effects Of A Workplace Head Injury
Head injuries at work are most often the result of either a fall, slip, trip or something falling on the worker. Injuries can range from seemingly minor concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The impact of these injuries can be extensive and can include:
- Seizures, including post-traumatic epilepsy
- Memory loss
- Impaired motor function
- Impaired cognitive function
- Vision impairment or loss
- Hearing impairment or loss
- Difficulties concentrating
- Difficulties with balance
Workers With Head Injuries Often Develop Latent Disabilities
With head injuries, any blow to the head has the potential to cause a serious head injury. Even what may appear to be a minor accident can lead to a traumatic head injury. You may fall or be struck, get up and shake it off. The truth is that you cannot “shake off” these types of injuries.
Not every aspect of the injury is immediately apparent. Sometimes there is hidden damage that develops over time. You may not even realize you have been injured until much later. By then, it may be too late to successfully connect your symptoms or altered behavior to the work head injury.
People often experience ongoing problems from head injuries, including difficulties with judgment, reasoning, learning, organization and decision-making. In severe cases of traumatic brain injury, there may be changes in a person’s personality. It is not uncommon for people with head injuries to experience emotional challenges, including depression, anxiety, insomnia and irritability.
Talk To A Lawyer About Compensation For Traumatic Brain Injuries And Other Head Injuries
We offer a free initial consultation. We represent workers in Minneapolis, the West Metro area and throughout the state. Call our office at 952-232-1752. You can also send us an email by completing our online contact form.