Let Us Help You Pursue A Workers’ Compensation Claim For Head Injury
A serious head injury can cause both organic damage – damage to the brain and tissues for example – and inorganic damage such as depression and anxiety related to chronic pain. At the Atkinson Gerber Law Office, we have helped many people who have sustained head injuries in the workplace, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), so we are very familiar with how these injuries can impact both the victim and their family members.
During this difficult time, it is important to make sure that your rights to workers’ compensation benefits now and in the future are protected. Contact our skilled attorneys to learn more about filing a workers’ compensation claim for a head injury at work.
Loss Of Consciousness Related To A Head Injury At Work?
Falling objects, slip-and-fall accidents, and accidents involving heavy equipment and vehicles are just a few common causes of head injuries in the workplace.
If you or someone you love lost consciousness after a head injury at work, this is a strong indication that a brain injury could be present. Make sure to seek medical attention immediately and contact our law firm.
After a visit to the emergency room, a neurologist of your choice will conduct tests and ask questions to determine the extent of the head injury. If you lost consciousness, the doctor will want to determine how long you were unconscious.
After A Head Injury, Watch For These Common Symptoms
Because they don’t typically involve external bleeding or other obvious signs, traumatic brain injuries can sometimes go overlooked. If you or someone you work with may have suffered a TBI, here are some symptoms to watch for:
- Loss of consciousness (as mentioned above)
- Nausea and/or repeated vomiting
- Dizziness and balance issues
- Persistent headache
- Blurred vision, loss of or changes to the ability to smell, ringing in the ears
- Sudden sensitivity to light and sound
- Changes in normal sleeping patterns (sudden insomnia or sleeping excessively)
- Decreased ability to focus or concentrate
- Depression or significant and unexplained mood swings
- Difficulty thinking and speaking
Traumatic brain injuries (or suspected TBIs) always need to be treated seriously. Make sure that you or your co-worker gets examined by a physician as soon as reasonably possible to assess the damage and ensure that there is no internal bleeding or excessive swelling. Seeking treatment is your first priority in any case of suspected brain injury.
Contact Our Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
To schedule a free initial consultation, contact the Atkinson Gerber Law Office at 800-583-7016. We can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service and are available to schedule consultations to meet at your convenience. If your injury prevents you from visiting our staff in the office, we are happy to make home, hospital and off-site consultations by appointment. We represent clients in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota.