Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most common in the workplace. There are myriad ways that workers can sustain head injuries that result in TBIs on the job. Unfortunately, a TBI can lead to lifelong disabilities, impairments, and deficits. If you or a loved one sustained a TBI at work, you need a competent, experienced traumatic brain injury attorney by your side during the claims process.
The Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach and our San Fernando Valley traumatic brain injury attorneys understand the challenges of brain injury claims. Our team knows that these injuries affect not just the claimant’s physical well-being, but also their emotional and psychological health too. Let us help you collect fair and just compensation for your losses. Arrange a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 60,000 people died from TBI-related injuries in the United States in 2019. This is roughly 166 people each day, making TBI a leading cause of death and disability. In the workforce, TBIs are typically related to falls, and falls are the cause of more than half of all hospitalizations due to TBIs. Other causes of TBI in the workplace include:
Statistics show that workers who do construction or factory work or who work in the agricultural or transportation industries are more prone to TBIs than other workers.
While some TBIs cause only a few days of health issues, others can result in permanent injuries that workers must contend with for the rest of their lives. Only 26 percent of people who sustain a serious TBI show improvement at the five-year marker—and 30 percent of TBI victims become worse, says the CDC.
People who sustain a TBI injury usually have more losses than a traditional personal injury claimant. Beyond losses due to medical costs and lost income, the TBI victim may also need ongoing care to aid them in recuperating. This can impact both the injured individual and their families.
The San Fernando Valley traumatic brain injury attorneys with the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach have helped claimants just like you get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. This includes:
Our firm also has experience handling wrongful death claims related to a loved one’s death from TBI. Families may collect much of the same compensation that the decedent would have been entitled to, had they lived. In addition, verdicts and settlements may include payment for loss of companionship, love, or consortium. Reach out for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.