The Effects of Occupational Brain Injuries
Workplace injuries affect the lives of millions of Americans each year, and the accidents or occupational conditions that lead to these injuries can be found in any workplace. Obviously the presence of power saws creates an elevated risk of cutting or amputation injuries and the use of fire or other heat sources creates an elevated risk of burns, but no jobsite is entirely free of danger.
Traumatic brain injuries can be sustained in the course of any occupation and have the potential to seriously interfere with the lives of injured workers, often requiring extensive medical care and missed time at work.
If you or your loved one has sustained a brain injury in the workplace or during the course of executing work-related tasks then it is important that you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits that are provided under state and federal law. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 910-488-1600 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your claim.
The Consequences of Brain Injuries
The brain is unlike any other organ because it is responsible for managing a broad variety of tasks rather than one specific task, such as the heart or lungs. Moreover, it lacks some of the innate healing capacities of these other parts so often the process of attempting to resolve complications of brain injuries is intense and arduous.
Some of the potential consequences of brain injuries may include:
- Cognitive impairment
- Personality changes
- Behavioral problems
- Compromised motor skills and linguistic abilities
- Memory loss
If you or a member of your family has suffered a brain injury in the workplace, you may be facing a range of unexpected expenses. We can help you pursue the benefits you need.
Brain injuries are particularly devastating and there may be many consequences in addition to those listed above. The matter is far too important to risk potentially missing the workers’ compensation benefits that you are due. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 910-488-1600.