The last thing you ever expect is that you will get a head injury in the workplace. These injuries happen in a variety of ways, and all workers are susceptible. At JML Law, you can count on us to help. Our Santa Ana head injury lawyers are ready to step in and be your advocate. Head injuries can lead to major medical expenses for victims and their families. We will investigate your case and work to secure complete coverage for your injury-related expenses.
It should be no surprise that workers receive head injuries all the time in the workplace. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest year of data available. In a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, we see that around 20% of work-related injuries involved a traumatic brain injury, a type of head injury.
There are various types of head injuries that can occur in the workplace. Some of them are immediately visible, while others are not.
Open head injuries are often obvious because they include trauma that occurs on the outside of the skull. This can include lacerations, fractures, and penetrating injuries.
Closed head injuries may not be as obvious because they happen inside the skull where we cannot see them. The brain can become injured (traumatic brain injury or TBI) any time there is a blow to the head. TBIs range from severe to mild (concussions).
Head injuries in the workplace can happen in a variety of ways, including:
Head injuries and brain injuries can have a range of symptoms. Sometimes these are only short-term, while other head injuries lead to long-lasting consequences.
If you or a loved one has sustained a workplace injury, please consider seeking legal assistance today. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to step in on your behalf. A head injury can lead to long-lasting consequences and expensive care. At JML Law, we will stop at nothing to secure the following:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.