Helping Clients Obtain Workers’ Compensation for Concussion Injuries
If you slipped or tripped and fell at work, or you were struck by an object at a construction site, you could suffer a serious concussion. Injured workers in the state of California have the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. If you have been injured, you must notify your employer within 30 days and seek medical treatment.
The insurance company or your employer may dispute your claim, saying that you were not actually injured at work. By gathering evidence, seeing a doctor, and notifying your employer right away, you can protect your ability to pursue a settlement.
If you have suffered a concussion at work, Rodich Law can provide diligent representation as you seek financial relief. We have more than five decades of combined legal experience, and are backed by a history of success. Severe concussions can lead to long-term symptoms.
Our Woodland Hills workers' comp lawyer will help you file the necessary documents, and will represent you tenaciously throughout the process.
Understanding the Long-Term Effects of a Concussion
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It could be caused by being struck by a falling object, tripping and falling at work, or being involved in a work-related vehicle accident. Victims may suffer a variety of short-term and long-term symptoms. Short-term symptoms include headaches, bleeding, and pain from the head wound.
Bandages, anti-inflammatory pain medication, and rest can help heal these short-term symptoms. In some cases, victims could suffer long-term symptoms.
Long-term symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Physical symptoms. These symptoms involve headaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, and blurred vision. Victims of traumatic brain injuries could also suffer impaired senses, such as hearing loss, tinnitus, partial blindness, and decreased sense of taste and smell.
- Mental/emotional symptoms. Injuries to the brain could affect a person’s emotions, mental health, and personality. Victims may become anxious, irrational, impulsive, angry, depressed, or anti-social.
- Cognitive symptoms. Traumatic brain injuries may also hinder a person’s cognitive abilities. Victims could have difficulty concentrating, and they may suffer decreased motor skills, inability to understand language, slurred speech, memory loss, and confusion.
Symptoms Can Be Delayed
It's not uncommon for the symptoms of a concussion to manifest after the fact. Even a small bump on the head can end up causing permanent damage. If you've been hit in the head, don't brush it off. Tell your employer right away and seek medical attention.
Recovering Compensation for a Workplace Concussion
The compensation amount for a work-related concussion can vary depending on the severity of the case. The average workers compensation concussion settlement ranges between $50,000 to $105,000.
Even higher compensation amounts may be available for long term symptoms and related effects on the affected worker's life.
Call Rodich Law Today at (818) 403-3737
With more than 50 years of combined experience, Rodich Law provides compassionate representation to injured workers.
If you have suffered a concussion at work, our Woodland Hills workers’ compensation lawyer will help you file a claim. You may be able to receive a settlement for disability, loss of wages, medical bills, and other injury-related costs.
Contact our firm today to get started. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients, so you have nothing to lose!