Workplace accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries. Brain injury refers to physical trauma to the head and brain that causes a disruption to the brain’s normal functioning.
Brain injuries can range from mild to severe, and symptoms can be subtle ranging from headaches, memory loss and an inability to concentrate to more apparent symptoms such as nausea, blurred vision or dizziness. While some injuries to the brain are detected immediately, many times symptoms take a while to appear following an accident.
You don’t have to be involved in a major accident to suffer a brain injury. Common workplace causes of brain injury include falling objects, slip and falls, malfunctioning and broken equipment, and driving accidents.
Brain injuries are considered one of the most serious on-the-job-accidents and may lead to permanent impairment, making it difficult, of not impossible, to continue working.
An employee who suffers a head injury may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Those benefits typically include reimbursement for hospital and medical expenses that are necessary to diagnose and treat your injury. Disability payments may be payable while you are unable to work, typically at two-thirds of your regular salary.
If you have been injured in a Quad-Cities workplace accident, contact the personal injury and workers’ compensation Law Offices of McDonald, Woodward and Carlson PC. We can help you get the compensation you need now.