Encino Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

No worker should ever have to worry about sustaining a brain injury. Unfortunately, there are times when workplace incidents lead to serious injuries. Employees who sustain traumatic brain injuries at works face the prospect of life-long disabilities. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our qualified and experienced Encino traumatic brain injury attorneys are ready to get to work if you or a loved one have been hurt. Our goal is to secure the compensation you are entitled to.

How often do these injuries happen?

When looking at the data provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we can see that there were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. Digging deeper into the data, we can see that nearly 80,000 head injuries were serious enough that employees missed days of work.

We need to point out that there is a distinction between “head injuries” and “traumatic brain injuries.” Not all head injuries lead to traumatic brain injuries, but they can. Studies indicate that there are over 5.3 million people living with disabilities caused by brain injuries in this country. Traumatic brain injuries can occur in a variety of ways in the workplace, including:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Objects falling on workers
  • Walking into walls or other objects
  • Falling from very great heights
  • Vehicle accidents

There are many industries that have a higher risk of workplace brain injuries, including construction, factory work, transportation jobs, and agricultural industries.

These injuries have a variety of physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms that affected workers may experience. This can include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty retaining new information
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Weakness in the limbs or extremities
  • Impaired vision
  • Ringing in ears
  • Mood swings

Those who sustain traumatic brain injuries at work often incur tremendous medical expenses, including the need for life-long care. In many cases, particularly if the traumatic brain injury is disabling, a victim is no longer able to work to support themselves or their family. Victims of these injuries may also incur additional non-economic damages, including extreme emotional and psychological damage.

We will work to secure the compensation you need

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a traumatic brain injury due to a workplace accident, you should be entitled to significant compensation for what has happened. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are going to help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for this injury. This can include:

  • Coverage of all medical bills related to the incident
  • The cost of any future medical care required
  • Your rightful compensation if you cannot work
  • Loss of future earnings and earning potential

If your workplace brain injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, you may be entitled to further compensation. When you need an Encino traumatic brain injury attorney after a workplace accident, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.

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