Sarasota Brain Injury Lawyer
For workers in certain industries, the risk of suffering a blow to the head is more likely than it is for workers in other industries. For example, construction workers often work with heavy equipment or at high heights, both of which can put them at risk of an injury to the head. At the law offices of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian, our Sarasota brain injury lawyers can help if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are navigating the workers’ compensation process. Please reach out to our lawyers today to learn more about how we can help.
Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury at Work
A traumatic brain injury can occur any time that the head is hit with force, the brain is deprived of blood or oxygen (i.e. in a near-drowning accident), or the skull and brain are punctured with an object. In the workplace, types of accidents that can lead to a serious TBI include:
- Slips, trips, and falls;
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Machinery and heavy equipment accidents;
- Falls from heights;
- Workplace violence; and
- Falling objects.
The above list is not inclusive, but instead refers to some of the most common causes of TBIs in the workplace. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury at work, call our Sarasota workplace brain injury lawyers today.
Effects of a TBI
A traumatic brain injury can have effects on one’s thinking, sensation, emotion, and language. That means that a person who has suffered a TBI may struggle with memory and reasoning, could suffer from sight and balance impairment, may have difficulty with expression and communication, and may exhibit emotional or personality changes, including depression, aggression, or anxiety.
Sometimes, the effects of a TBI will be short-lived; other times, they may affect a person for years to come. Sometimes, the effects of a TBI are so severe that an individual is precluded from being able to return to work.
Workers’ Compensation for a Brain Injury at Work
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury at work, then you deserve compensation for your medical expenses, as well as compensation for your lost wages. If you can prove that the injury was a direct result of an on-the-job activity, you can file a workers’ compensation claim for damages. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that you cannot be denied compensation, even if you contributed to the accident through fault of your own.
Call Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian Today
Our Sarasota workers’ compensation injuries understand that a brain injury at work can change your life. If you have suffered a TBI as a result of a workplace accident, we want to help you get the workers’ compensation benefits that you’re entitled to. As soon as possible after your accident, we urge you to reach out to our workers’ compensation lawyers at the office of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian directly for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, and can represent you in all steps of the process.