Did You Hit Your Head At Work? You Might Have A Serious Hidden Injury.
One of the things that makes brain injuries so dangerous is that they are often hidden. Unlike other workplace injuries, which are visible and immediate, a brain injury is not always easy to detect. In some cases, a victim may not realize that they have traumatic brain injury (TBI) until long after the accident.
Workers’ compensation insurers frequently challenge brain injury claims. This is why you need legal representation and assistance right from the start. This will help you maximize your chances of getting the payments that you need and deserve. The attorneys at O’Malley Tunstall PLLC are here to help you. With offices in Raleigh and Tarboro, we represent workers throughout North Carolina who have been injured in workplace accidents.
What Should I Do If I Suffer A Head Injury On The Job?
Immediately after the accident that caused your injury, seek medical attention. Then, as soon as you can, you must report the accident to your employer. Failure to report an accident could decrease your chances of receiving compensation. Even if you do not initially believe you were injured, you should report the accident to preserve your right to workers’ compensation benefits.
A TBI can be caused by many different things, such as a car accident, an equipment malfunction or a falling object. It can happen at a construction site, in a factory, while working outdoors – just about anywhere.
Brain injuries, such as concussions, can seem mild at first, but they often get much more severe with time. Sometimes, they can become so severe that their victims must rely on around-the-clock care to perform basic functions for the rest of their lives.
What We Can Do For You
At O'Malley Tunstall, our lawyers work tirelessly to seek maximum workers’ compensation benefits for our clients, such as:
- Medical expenses for present and future treatment
- Compensation for time away from work
- Compensation for temporary or permanent disabilities
Brain injury claims are not always easy to prove. Our firm has created a network of respected medical experts to help you with your claim.
Workers’ compensation is not all we do. Some workers’ comp cases require personal injury claims to get all that the injured worker needs. Also, when workers’ compensation benefits end, we can help you get Social Security Disability benefits as well.