According to Wikipedia, “Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain.” Brain injury is usually determined and classified based on the Glasgow Coma Scale, which indicates the severity of an injury and separates it into mild, moderate, and severe. TBI produces a myriad of problems that can occur either physical, social, emotional, behavioral effects, and cognitive. It is imperative that a brain injury not be ignored.
Too often people fear the idea of losing their job if filing for a worker’s compensation claim. If injured on the job it is essential that the injury be reported and then receives medical attention without fear. Although, many workplaces have established safety guidelines injuries do happen. If you have suffered a head injury on the job, contact Deciccio & Johnson for a free consultation, and decide if a TBI attorney is crucial to your specific case.
There are instances where those who have experienced an on-the-job head injury have more than just a worker’s compensation case. Based on information provided directly from www.deciccio.com, it states, “There is cases where the TBI occurring at work involves also a third party who is at fault. A traveling salesman who receives a brain injury due to the fault of someone driving a motor vehicle has a workers’ compensation case and a civil case against the at fault driver.”
Deciccio & Johnson are both board-certified in workers’ compensation and represent both defendants and plaintiffs in lawsuits and insurance claims. Speak with them in determining whether the TBI that has occurred, and more importantly seek the medical attention and tests needed to treat the injury.
Severe traumatic brain injury can lead to high cost rehabilitation services, meaning that in some very severe cases, there are chances of being in need of many different health professionals. For instance, the injured party dependent on severity might need speech and language therapy, cognitive rehabilitation therapy, occupational therapy, and the treatments of therapists, neuropsychologists to evaluate any cognitive issues due to head injury.
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