Your Rights Following A Work-Related Brain Injury
One of the challenges with a brain injury is that it is hidden. Unlike other workplace injuries, which are visible and immediate, a brain injury is not always easy to detect. In some cases, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may not be known until sometime after the accident. This puts injured workers in a tough spot.
Workers’ compensation insurers frequently challenge brain injury claims. Workers need protection right from the start to preserve their right to compensation. The attorneys at the O’Malley Tunstall PLLC are here to help. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, we represent workers throughout the state who have been injured in workplace accidents. We have extensive experience helping workers recover full and fair compensation for TBI claims.
What You Should Do If Your Head Is Struck On The Job
The most important thing you can do to protect your right to recover is report the accident. Workers’ compensation claims must be reported promptly to your employer. Even if you do not initially believe you were injured, you should report the accident to preserve your right to compensation.
Traumatic brain injury can be caused by almost any violent event on the job — a car accident, an equipment malfunction, a fall or a falling object. It happens at construction sites, in factories, working outdoors — just about anywhere.
Brain injuries like concussions can seem mild, but they often come back later to cause great damage. Or they can be so severe that victims must sometimes rely on around-the-clock care to perform basic functions for the rest of their lives.
Traumatic Brain Injury ∙ Concussion ∙ Open Head Injury
At O’Malley Tunstall PLLC of Raleigh, North Carolina, our lawyers accept cases from people who have suffered catastrophic injuries on the job and seek maximum compensation under workers’ compensation:
- Medical expenses for the present and future
- Compensation for time away from work
- Compensation for disability
Brain injury claims are not easy: They require skill in testing and the ability to draw on the medical knowledge of experts. Our firm has created a network of respected medical authorities to help us properly diagnose brain and other severe injuries. This knowledge and comfort with advanced medical situations in turn allow us to seek broader compensation.
O’Malley Tunstall PLLC is distinct among North Carolina injury law firms in our ability to layer appropriate forms of injury representation. We focus on different kinds of injuries at different stages — motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability. Workers’ comp cases often have an element that lends them to personal injury claims. When workers’ comp disability ends, our attorneys assist clients in obtaining SSD.