In Florida workplaces, head injuries can occur in the blink of an eye, leaving workers grappling with the physical, emotional, and financial losses. Head injuries often have long-lasting effects, impacting not only the injured worker but also their loved ones.
Flaxman Law Group has worked with many injured employees, where we have developed strong cases to ensue workers receive the support and compensation they deserve. If you’ve suffered a head or brain injury on the job, you can always contact us to schedule a free, no obligation case review to discuss your situation with a Florida workers’ comp claims lawyer.
The Gravity of Head Injuries
Head injuries in the workplace can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Mild concussions can resolve within a few days. A TBI occurs when the brain hits the inside of the skull with enough force to cause bleeding, swelling, and damage. This type of injury can result on memory loss, cognitive problems, and even fatalities.
Head injuries can result from various incidents at work, such as slip and falls, object impacts, or motor vehicle accidents on the job. Regardless of the severity, head injuries demand immediate medical attention to prevent potential complications.
Head Injuries and Florida Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation is a crucial safety net to protect employees injured on the job. Its benefits provide financial support for medical treatment, lost wages, and rehabilitation.
However, pursuing a claim for a head injury can be complex and you may face specific challenges due to the nature of the injury. If you are seriously injured and will likely need significant compensation or if you are having trouble getting your rightful benefits, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group to get support from a Florida workers’ comp claims attorney.
For now, let’s look at some of the reasons you might have trouble getting compensation you deserve:
- Delayed Symptoms: Unlike other injuries that may exhibit immediate symptoms, head injuries may not manifest symptoms for hours or days, making it challenging to establish a direct link between the injury and the workplace incident. Insurance companies may seize on this fact to deny or minimize the claim.
- Underestimation of Severity: Some head injuries may initially seem minor, leading workers to overlook seeking immediate medical attention. Unfortunately, even seemingly mild head injuries can escalate into more severe conditions if left untreated, which may complicate your claim.
- Multiple Causes: In some cases, head injuries may result from a combination of workplace incidents and pre-existing conditions, leading to disputes over the extent of the workplace accident’s contribution to the injury.
- Long-term Impact: Head injuries can have lasting effects, including potentially life-long cognitive impairments, memory issues, and emotional disturbances. You may want to work with a Florida workers’ comp claims lawyer to make sure you get an accurate estimate of the long-term impact of such injuries so you can pursue the appropriate compensation amount.
How Flaxman Law Group Can Help
If you’ve been injured at work, contact Flaxman Law Group for a comprehensive, free case evaluation. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience and we can offer insights into whether you have a case.
Should we work together, our Florida workers’ comp lawyers will work on gathering evidence, medical records, and witness testimonies to establish a clear link between the head injury and the workplace incident.
We work closely with a network of reputable medical professionals who specialize in head injuries, ensuring that your medical documentation is accurate, comprehensive, and supports your claim.
At Flaxman Law Group, our legal team can negotiate with insurers and even take your claim to court, if that’s the best way to proceed. Our goal is to move you towards a brighter tomorrow, so call Flaxman Law Group today at 866-352-9626 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.