Workers Compensation for Closed Head Injury
A closed head injury can cause significant damage to the brain. Long after the exterior wounds heal, a closed head injury can continue to create significant impairment. Our Workers Comp lawyers have helped hundreds of individuals with closed head injuries get the workers compensation they deserve.
Our lawyers understand that, while you may look like you did before your injury, you may now be in considerable suffering & pain, and unable to function – even though you may “look fine” to the outside world.
Closed head injuries usually result from a blow to the head causing the brain to collide with the inside of the skull. Many different types of work related accidents can result in a closed head injury: auto accidents, construction equipment failure, falls, falling material or equipment and more.
A person with a closed head injury can develop cognitive problems, headaches, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound, seizures, and even personality changes. A person affected by a closed head injury might also find themselves experiencing other symptoms such as unexplained anger, depression and fatigue. Many of the after-effects of a closed head injury can make it impossible for an individual to return to work.
Workers Compensation Benefits for Closed Head Injuries:
• Unlimited medical care;
• All reasonable and necessary treatment paid without co-pays or deductibles;
• Attendant care to help with activities of daily living;
• Wage loss benefits (80% of the after-tax average weekly wage while the person was working)
Insurance companies often fight workers comp for closed head injury
Sadly, individuals with a closed head injury often find their workers compensation benefits denied. One reason for this may be that Insurance companies understand that significant amounts of money must be paid for rehabilitation and treatment of a closed head injury.
Workers comp insurance companies frequently send people to what’s called an independent medical examination (IME). But the real truth is that these examinations are not at all “independent”. Workers Comp insurance companies use the same doctors over and over again – resulting in that specific doctor finding no evidence of injury in almost every case.
Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyers for Closed Head Injury
If you received a close head injury in the workplace, we recommend that you speak with an experienced workers comp lawyer immediately. Even if you are currently receiving workers comp benefits, it is a good idea to get some legal advice to protect your rights going into the future.
An experienced workers compensation lawyer can help you identify minor issues before they become major problems – and make sure that you not only receive your benefits now, but for years to come.
In many instances, an experienced lawyer in a disputed closed head injury workers comp case can even obtain a “lump-sum settlement”. This option allows you to control your own medical treatment, and move on with your life.
Your consultation with our lawyers is 100% confidential, and neither your employer nor your insurance company will be notified that you requested a consultation with us.