Millions of people suffer from a head or brain damage each year, which might lead to an injury claim. All Head injuries are not the same, and the symptoms might differ dramatically depending on the degree of the injury. It’s critical to know what type of head injury you (or someone close to you) have so you can figure out what to do next.
Construction workers are well aware of the dangers of head injuries, but new statistics suggest that these mishaps are far more common than previously imagined. Each year, nearly 2 million people in the United States suffer from a head or brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to some estimates, up to 40% of people who sustain a head injury will experience further trauma over the next five years. Due to their proximity to heavy gear and other risks associated with working in such a fast-paced environment, construction workers may be particularly vulnerable to head injuries. Companies should strive to provide safer working environments.
Even if you don’t believe your injury is significant, you should get medical help as soon as possible. It’s preferable to be cautious than sorry, even if you don’t think your injury will result in a head injury claim.
Compensation for Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury is one of the most prevalent types of injury, and it may be classified into two types (temporary damage and permanent damage) based on severity, each of which impacts different components such as:
a) Resolution of the accident, concussion, and post-concussion repair expenditures, as well as compensation amounts.
b) What’s available and how (and if) it’s limited is determined by where you live and/or where the injury occurred.
In a Head and Brain Injury case, you can be reimbursed for a variety of damages. Some of the damage is “economic,” referring to concrete costs incurred as a result of the injury, whereas “non-economic” harm is more subjective.
Understanding that you have some control over components of your case can help you get the most out of your Head and Brain Injury claim. While a lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries will not get you back what you’ve lost, it will offer you with the financial resources you need to get the proper long-term treatment you need to get back on your feet. It may also assist to express the agony and anguish you and your family have experienced as a result of a serious injury and unjust death.
How do I file a claim for a head or brain injury?
In the event of a workplace injury, your first priority should always be to seek medical attention, followed by reporting the occurrence to your supervisor or employer. Your employer will send the required documentation to you in the form of a Workers’ Compensation form. It is recommended that you fill out the form with the help of a competent attorney and all relevant documents to support and prove your Head and Brain Injury.
Five pointers to help you win your insurance claim
1) Submit your claim as soon as possible.
There are numerous sorts of head and brain injuries, and the time restriction for filing a claim for compensation varies depending on the type of claim.
The law governing work injury claims is complicated, and the time limits vary greatly depending on the nature of the injuries sustained, making it critical to get legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure that you do not run out of time to file a claim.
In California, the statute of limitations for employment injuries is two years. However, you should register your claim as soon as you obtain your medical report.
2) Notify your employee about the injury as soon as feasible.
Reporting your injuries to your employer as soon as possible is critical to receiving compensation. If you fail to do so, your settlement may be jeopardized. You can use it as a workplace manager or employer to undermine their participation and your aims.
3) Seek medical help as soon as possible.
It’s critical to get medical help after a serious head or brain injury. In truth, the degree of your injuries is determined by your medical report, which in turn affects the amount of your compensation. If you choose not to seek medical assistance after an accident and as a result, your injuries are more difficult to heal, your insurance company may limit your payment to reflect your failure to seek medical help right away. If you share fault for the accident, the amount of compensation you receive in a brain injury claim may differ.
4) You have the right to seek compensation for mental and emotional harm.
In order for you to file a claim, the accident and associated injuries must be the fault of your workplace or employer. The Brain and Burn Injury attorney will seek to have you compensated for medical expenditures, lost wages, and pain and suffering that may have resulted from your minor head injury and PTSD recovery.
5) Seek expert assistance wherever possible.
Head and brain injuries have the potential to be fatal. Speaking with an experienced attorney about your options for recovering compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering will help you understand your alternatives.
It is critical to understand your legal rights and alternatives if you or a loved one has suffered a head injury. Our attorneys at Gaylord and Nantias Attorney are here to assist you with your legal matter. For additional information on submitting a Work injury claim, call us immediately at (805) 800-8799. We’ll immediately link you with an experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer so you can obtain the answers you need and get back to work.