Missouri Workers Compensation Claims Involving Traumatic Brain Injuries

by James M. Hoffmann on Jun. 09, 2017

Employment Workers' Compensation Accident & Injury Employment 

Summary: Traumatic Brain Injuries Are More Common in the Workplace than you Might Think.

Every fifteen seconds, someone in the US suffers a traumatic brain injury. It is the single biggest killer of people in this country under the age of 45. At this moment there are around five million people in the US living with a disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. The costs associated with this type of injury can be enormous. There are medical bills of course, and loss of wages, but the impact could be lifelong. It's important to seek the highest level of pay out for a traumatic brain injury as you may be relying on this income to support you for the rest of your life. In doing so, you may need help from a competent St. Louis work injury lawyer.


How Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur


Traumatic brain injuries can arise from a variety of situations. Some may be obvious in your particular line of work, for instance if you are a construction worker, then you are at an increased risk of a fall. A fall from scaffolding or a ladder is a common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Also, something could fall onto the head from a height, a tool or some other object can easily cause a traumatic brain injury. An injury may be due to working in unsafe conditions. A brain injury can occur when someone is assaulted, perhaps by a co-worker. Or there could be some type of third party involvement, such as a road traffic accident that occurs while you are driving in the course of your day at work.


The Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury


When a head is struck with force by a solid object, a brain injury can occur. This can result in a wide range of effects. The brain is a complicated organ. It is in charge of every function of our body so it's no surprise that this type of traumatic brain injury can potentially affect just about any aspect of our mind or body. There may well by physical effects. You could be left lacking control of your limbs for example. There may be cognitive issues and emotional issues. Even our behaviors can change after a traumatic brain injury. While many people do make a full recovery from a brain injury, there are also many people who are not so lucky. Brain injury can also lead to permanent disability. It can also lead to death.


Seek help with your claim


A brain injury is a tricky claim. Often insurance companies dispute the claim due to high costs associated with it. This may be a dispute about the event that caused the traumatic brain injury or the impact it has had on your life. So, it is important to seek help from a competent St. Louis workers compensation lawyer, who can help get the benefits you deserve. Call (314) 361-4300 today for a free case evaluation.

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