Your head is one of if not the most vital area of your body, so an injury to this area should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, since some head injuries can’t be seen as easily as an injury like a broken arm, many workers try to push through any symptoms and continue working, which can put their life and the health of their coworkers at risk. Moreover, untreated head injuries can have long-lasting health consequences, so you need to take time to let the injury heal before jumping back into the workplace.
So if you have suffered a severe head injury in the workplace, know that you have rights and that you should consider seeking workers’ compensation while you take time away from work to allow your injuries to heal. If you don’t, you could be stuck with months or years of lingering symptoms, and by then you may no longer be eligible to file a claim. We’ve won numerous concussion and traumatic brain injury lawsuits in the past, and we can do the same for you.
The Total Impact Of A Concussion
Concussions on the job are more common than you may believe, and they are not just isolated to those who work manual labor or those in the construction injury. We’ve helped office workers who have slipped falling down stairs or employees who hit their head on a shelf and developed concussion symptoms. All workers are at risk for concussions, so don’t assume that you are unable to seek workers’ compensation because it was a “freak accident” or you are embarrassed about the nature of the accident. Regardless of how the accident transpired, if it arose out of the course of your work duties, you can file for and receive workers’ compensation.
Concussions may be invisible to those around you, but these types of head injuries can have severe and long lasting effects for the individual who is dealing with the injury. Some symptoms associated with concussion onset include:
- Memory problems
- Dizziness or balance issues
- Blurred vision
- Difficult concentrating
As you can see, even one of those symptoms can make it extremely difficult to continue with your work day in a safe manner, and these symptoms don’t usually stop when your shift ends. These symptoms can also negatively impact your personal life and your overall quality of life, so don’t just try to press on with your day assuming that symptoms will decrease over time.
Collecting Compensation For Concussions
If you believe you suffered a concussion or a similar head injury in the workplace, make sure you get evaluated by a physician. They can help to document the injuries and catch things you may have missed, and everything that is put in the medical report will be necessary during your award pursuit. From there, reach out to an injury firm like Hey Workers. We’ll be able to assess the medical report and work closely with you to gauge how this injury impacts you in both the short- and long-term. Looking at all the relevant factors helps us determine how much to pursue during the claims process.
We can help you recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages and can even help you transition back to your role after you recover or into a new role if the head injury means you can no longer operate in the same capacity. You have plenty of compensation and assistance options, so make sure you have a professional in your corner to help with all aspects of your claim. Even if you’re only out of work for a couple weeks, it’s important to file for the compensation you rightfully deserve.
So if you suffered a head injury at work and want to learn more about your compensation options here in Minnesota, reach out to the experienced injury lawyers at Hey Workers today.