Possibly the most devastating injury that a worker can suffer on the job is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A brain injury is medically classified as mild, moderate, or severe, and depending on the nature and extent of the injury, can lead to physical, emotional, mental, social, and financial consequences.
When a California employee suffers a brain injury at work, it may be the result of any number of scenarios - from a common "slip and fall" on the jobsite to an object falling from a shelf and striking the worker in the head. Generally, workers that suffer brain injuries are hurt by some kind of blow, strike, knock, bump, bang, or other hit to the head (which is why brain injuries are common around construction sites, warehouses, and at other workplaces involving the use of heavy equipment) but brain injuries can also be caused by oxygen deprivation.
An injured worker may not even be aware of the extent of the brain injury he or she suffered at work. Sometimes the brain injury results in a concussion, vomiting, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, tinnitus, or the sudden and noticeable onset of deficits in memory, concentration, perception, proprioception, and language. Unfortunately, severe TBIs can sometimes lead to a coma, paralysis, and even death.
If you have suffered an injury at work, whether you think it is "traumatic" or not, do the smart thing (especially when it comes to your brain) - contact the Law Office of Jamie S. Adler at (310) 567-7993 for an immediate and free consultation to see how we can give you the individualized attention you need. If we take on your case, we will aggressively pursue all available legal remedies on your behalf (medical benefits, monetary benefits, even job-retraining and schooling benefits) while you recover as comfortably as possible - it's a no-brainer!