Suffered Head Injury at Work?
Our California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are Here to Help
Head injury can happen in any number of workplace incidents. You can slip and fall at the office or on a construction site, be struck in the head by a falling or flying object, or get into a work-related traffic accident. Construction workers are required to wear head protection whenever on-site, but those helmets can only protect so much, and many other workers face the risk of head injury without being afforded such protection.
If you’ve suffered a head injury while at work in California, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. A seasoned workers’ comp attorney at Invictus Law can help you get the medical care, lost wages, disability, and other workers’ comp benefits you are owed. Call us today for a consultation to find out how we can get you the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.
Face and Skull Injuries
A blow to the head can cause any number of injuries. You can suffer broken bones, severe cuts or bruises, and damage to sensitive body parts including your eyes, ears, and jaw. At Invictus Law, we’ll help you get medical care and other benefits following all types of head injuries, including:
- Skull fracture
- Facial fracture
- Broken nose
- Perforated eardrum
- Eye damage
- Severe cuts or lacerations
- Bruises and contusions
- Broken or dislocated jaw
- Brow fracture
Damage to the skull can lead to swelling, pain, disfigurement, and disability. We’ll help you secure compensation for any harm you’ve suffered in the workplace and ensure you get the workers’ comp benefits you are owed after your workplace accident.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Head trauma may only injure the face, scalp, and skull. It’s possible to suffer external breaks, cuts, and bruises without internal damage. In many cases, however, a blow to the head leads to traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs are extremely dangerous and even a mild TBI can carry risks and complications.
Mild TBIs, including concussions, can still lead to a number of side effects and symptoms including nausea, vertigo, drowsiness, headache, speech problems, and dizziness. Head trauma victims often suffer sensory issues such as blurry vision, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and sensitivity to lights or sounds. Even mild TBIs can also lead to cognitive effects including mood change, depression, concentration problems, and memory problems.
More severe TBIs carry the same symptoms plus additional risks, often causing these effects to last for weeks or months, if not forever. Serious TBI can also lead to seizure, loss of coordination, loss of feeling in the extremities, serious confusion, and, ultimately, coma or death.
If you’ve suffered a blow to the head, see a doctor immediately to check for internal brain damage. If left untreated, a TBI can easily worsen, leading to permanent debilitating effects that prevent you from working or enjoying your future life.
Invictus Law is Here to Help You Recover After a Workplace Head Injury in Orange County and the Inland Empire
If you’ve been injured on the job in California and need help securing prompt, comprehensive workers’ compensation benefits, contact a skilled, thorough Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law at 949-287-5711, serving Orange County and the Inland Empire with offices in Orange and Ontario.