If you have suffered a work injury, you may be wondering what your options are and how to go about filing a workers’ compensation claim. If your workplace accident has caused a brain injury, your case becomes a bit more complicated. Brain injuries are among the most severe injuries you can sustain, and they could leave to long-term, even lifelong, consequences. At the Law Offices of Alex Bonilla, P.C., we are here to make sure you understand all your options concerning brain injuries and workers’ compensation. Alex Bonilla will fight on your behalf to get the recovery and compensation you deserve.
The most common types of brain injuries sustained in a workplace accident are from blows to the head, which can cause swelling, bruising, or bleeding in the brain. Occupations involving physical requirements, such as construction work or factory work, are especially susceptible to these types of injuries.
Symptoms of a brain injury can result immediately after a head injury, or they can take a while to manifest. Some common symptoms of brain injuries are:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Trouble with coordination
- Blurry vision
In severe cases, a brain injury could lead to a seizure, which may cause further damage to the brain.
How Does a Brain Injury Affect my California Workers’ Compensation Claim?
In California, medical care and lost wages from workplace accidents are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. In the case of brain injuries, workers’ compensation claims become more difficult for the insurance company to handle because of the long-lasting and degenerative nature of brain injuries. The workers’ compensation insurance company may send you to see medical specialists hired by them to assess, and possibly dispute, the nature and severity of your injury and conditions.
What Should You Do if You Have Sustained a Brain Injury in a Workplace Accident in California?
- Seek medical attention. Even if you feel fine or don’t think your injuries are that bad, injuries or symptoms sometimes take a while to manifest. It is best to have a medical professional examine you and document any findings. Seek out follow-up medical care as necessary to document any changes or worsening conditions.
- Report the accident or injury to your employer right away. The workers’ compensation claim process begins as soon as the accident happens. Reporting the injury is crucial to your success in a workers’ comp claim,
- Contact a California Workers’ Comp Attorney. If you have suffered a work injury, you may think the insurance company is there to serve your best interests. This is not the case. The insurance companies are interested in making profits. They often utilize expert attorneys and insurance adjusters to try and find reasons to reduce or deny coverage. You deserve an attorney that will fight for you.
Call The Law Offices of Alex Bonilla, P.C. Today!