Head Injuries on the Job
A head injury can be a life threatening event resulting from trauma, an accident, or a fall. If you work with heavy machinery, in construction, or are a first responder, you are more likely to encounter dangerous situations in which a head injury might occur.
If you have sustained a head injury, Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits can help relieve financial strain and provide you with access to medical care.
Fatal injuries in the workplace can occur suddenly or as a result of ongoing work-related illness. If a friend, loved one, or co-worker has suffered a fatal work-related injury, it is important to speak with an experienced legal professional about the situation.
Miami Workers' Compensation Attorney for Fatal Injuries
After a head injury in the workplace, contact an experienced workers' compensation lawyer to learn about the medical benefits and compensation for lost wages that might be available. Contact a workers' compensation attorney at The Hoffman Firm in Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas of South Florida to find out more.
The Hoffman Firm has offices conveniently located in Miami in Miami-Dade County, Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, and West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, FL. Call us at (305) 940-2307 to find out more about how a knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney can help you through this difficult time.
Do You Have a Work-Related Head Injury?
Head injuries vary in severity and require immediate medical attention. In order to truly understand the extent of a head injury, a medical professional will need to conduct a thorough examination. While some head injuries may include mild cuts and scratches, other injuries can result in memory loss, coma, brain damage, or death.
Recovering from a head injury takes time, especially if memory loss, paralysis, or brain damage occurs from the trauma. It is important to adhere to all medical recommendations to reduce the time associated with recovery.
If you have experienced head trauma or injury, it is essential to file a Workers’ Compensation claim immediately after seeking treatment. Since the recovery process varies from person to person, securing Workers’ Compensation benefits as soon as possible can reduce worry and the financial burden while you are unable to work.
A concussion can be serious. The most serious head injuries can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI). The most common causes of a brain or head injury that occurs in the workplace can involve:
- Being hit by a falling object
- Falling from a height
- Slip and Fall incidents
Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF) — BIAF's programs and services help Floridians connect to important resources and help after a brain injury occurs.
Brain Injury Resource Center — Find valuable information and links to other resources at the Brain Injury Resource Center.
Attorney in Miami for Work-Related Head Injuries
Head injuries in the workplace can cause an avalanche of new worries and concerns that include your health, finances, and job stability. During this time, it may be very difficult to stay on top of the Workers’ Compensation benefit process because the stress of the situation becomes overwhelming and unmanageable.
The attorneys at The Hoffman Firm are focused on workers' compensation claims. With offices conveniently located in Miami in Miami-Dade County, Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, and West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, FL, the attorneys at The Hoffman Firm represents employees who suffered a head injury on the job in the City of Aventura, North Miami, Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas throughout South Florida.
If you have suffered a work-related head injury and need help navigating the process, contact the experienced workers' comp lawyers atThe Hoffman Firm at (305) 940-2307 today to get the help you rightly deserve.
This article was last updated on Friday, May 20, 2016
Evan A. Hoffman
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