Whether you are working for a construction company or behind a desk in an office building, all employees are at risk of suffering a head or brain injury at work in Philadelphia. Trauma to the brain is one of the most devastating injuries that you can suffer. It causes severe disabilities and costs thousands of dollars in both medical and rehabilitation fees. In addition, traumatic brain injuries often cause permanent injury and can end a productive employee’s ability to work for the rest of his life.
Regardless of why you suffered a work-related brain injury, you want to make sure you have an expert workers’ compensation lawyer on your side to make sure you have the best chance at receiving the benefits to which you are entitled. Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys’ workers’ compensation team is lead by James Mogul, a certified expert in workers’ compensation law. He fights for every client who retains this firm. Whether you have been denied benefits or are just starting your claim, contact our firm for help.
Common Causes of Head Injuries in the Workplace
The most common reason someone in Philadelphia suffers a head or brain injury at work is due to a fall. Another source of head injuries at work is having an item fall on your head. Those items can fall in a warehouse, or they can fall when you go into the supply closet to get a stapler. The end result is still a brain injury. An additional major source of work-related traumatic brain injuries is car accidents. If you are running an errand for work or in what is called the course and scope of your employment, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for the damage you have experienced.
Even what seems like a small head injury can lead to severe problems such as:
- Lost memory
Frequently, head injuries don’t show their severity right away. Sometimes it can take up to several weeks before someone realizes how seriously he is injured. This is why it is crucial to report a head injury right away, and to get checked out in the hospital immediately. Don’t delay your treatment.
Contact a Philadelphia Attorney After Suffering a Head Injury at Work
Suffering a brain injury at work in Philadelphia can be a challenging experience. To learn more about how our skilled workers’ compensation team can give you the best chance at obtaining benefits to cover your bills and lost wages, please contact our firm. If your head injury makes it hard for you to contact us yourself, feel free to have a loved one help you reach out.