Workers’ Compensation Brain Injury Claims
A head trauma may or may not cause visible harm, such as a fractured skull or facial damage. The greater concern is brain damage, which is not readily apparent even to doctors.
If you suspect your loved one suffered a brain injury in a work-related accident, contact Martin Law to handle the workers’ compensation claim and protect their work injury rights. We have the experience and resources for these difficult cases.
Call us at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation. We represent only injured workers, not employers or insurers, serving the Philadelphia area and southeast Pennsylvania.
Brain Injury and Head Trauma (Traumatic Brain Injury “TBI”)
Brain damage can be subtle, and is not always apparent at first. It is critical to report any accident involving a head injury to the employer. It is also important to have the person evaluated by the right doctors to diagnose the extent of injury.
If the treating doctor is not cooperative, our experienced attorneys will fight the employer’s insurance carrier for our client’s right to treat with neurologists, neuropsychologists and other specialists.
Brain damage may show up on a CT scan or MRI, but not always. There may be numerous symptoms that are revealed only through special tests or exams by qualified physicians: impaired vision, speech problems, cognitive deficits, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, problems with motor function or balance. Any of these can prevent the person from returning safely and productively to work.
Many brain injury victims also experience psychological problems outbursts, mood swings, depression or personality change. We have had success with workers’ compensation mental impairment claims arising from a work-related brain trauma.
Employers are not always sympathetic to brain injury claims, especially when the worker appears otherwise fine. We pursue access to medical care and disability benefits or settlements if your family member can’t work, and we have the experts to counter attempts to deny, reduce or terminate benefits.
We Are Ready to Help
Medical treatment and documentation are critical, and contacting a lawyer early can avoid many problems. Contact us today to arrange a consultation. We work from several conveniently located offices in the Philly Metro area and surrounding counties.