Head Injury Claim

Injured? Speak with a Workers' Compensation Lawyer in St. Petersburg

Even with the increasing employee awareness of the risks of head and brain injuries on the job, these types of accidents remain one of the most prevalent in the workplace. Frequently, what appears to be a minor head injury is being ignored by workers and their employers, with the real effects of such injury only being realized after the time to file a worker’s comp claim has expired. If you recently suffered a head injury on the job and have not reported it to your employer, you should do so immediately. If you need assistance with your claim, please do not hesitate to contact LeavenLaw, your Florida Workers’ Compensation counsel. LeavenLaw and its attorneys will assist you in getting the Workers’ Compensation protection and compensation that you deserve.

Brain Injuries – The Hidden Injury

Non-obvious brain injuries can many times be one of the most difficult medical cases for patients and their families to diagnose and handle. Such head injuries can also be one of the most challenging for worker’s compensation carriers to satisfactorily resolve. If you have had a job-related head injury and have a number of the symptoms described below, it is highly advised that you seek help through your worker’s compensation carrier and that you contact LeavenLaw immediately to discuss your rights.

First and foremost, it is important that you first work through the doctor appointed by your worker’s compensation carrier – you could jeopardize your worker’s compensation benefits if you do not. For further questions on this topic, please feel free to contact the worker’s compensation attorneys at LeavenLaw to learn more.

If you have had a work-related head injury, it is important to consider the below symptoms to see if you have been experiencing any of them. If you or your family noticed any of the following symptoms, even weeks after the work-related head injury, it is imperative that you contact the worker’s compensation carrier assigned doctor. They are:

  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Loss of sensation in the arms or legs
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Problems with following directions
  • Memory problems
  • Balance problems
  • Ringing in ears
  • Weakness
  • Low breathing rate or drop in blood pressure
  • Slurred speech or blurred vision
  • Significant mood changes
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Loss of motor skills
  • Lack of coordination
  • Reduced reasoning and problem solving
  • Worsening symptoms: headaches, nausea or sleepiness

What is Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI?

Traumatic Brain injury (TBI), also called acquired brain injury or simply head injury, is an injury with a broad range of symptoms and possible disabilities. TBIs primarily occur when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. A Traumatic Brain Injury can result from both skull penetrating and non-penetrating events. The results of traumatic brain injury vary widely in type and duration; the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. Given the wide ranging symptoms and effects, it is important that any hurt worker who has a job-related head injury with any of the symptoms above file a Workers Comp claim with their employer and be checked out by a qualified medical doctor. If your employer or workers compensation insurance company refuses to authorize appropriate medical treatment, you should contact a good worker’s compensation attorney immediately for assistance. LeavenLaw is here to help.

LeavenLaw is a consumer protection law firm that helps hurt workers receive just compensation for their workplace related injuries and losses that result therefrom. LeavenLaw is not just another law firm; it is a highly experienced law firm with an excellent track record at handling workers’ compensation cases throughout Central Florida. Assisting hurt workers and dealing with on-the-job Injuries is what it and its attorneys do for a living, and do very well. LeavenLaw serves clients throughout the State of Florida from its centrally located offices in Tampa Bay and Orlando, Florida to best meet your needs.

If your workplace injury is serious, it is imperative that your legal rights are protected. This is where LeavenLaw can help you. It is critical that you do the research to find a reputable and capable worker’s compensation attorney to assist you in the is imperative, trying time. A law firm with experience, resources and a long-standing track record of success is what you need. LeavenLaw believes its success is based not only on its previous client results, but is based upon the personal relationships it has built with its clients over the last four decades.

To assist you, LeavenLaw’s website discusses its overall legal practice and its attorneys’ credentials. It further provides powerful educational information on Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. Remember, every hurt worker’s case is unique and deserves to be evaluated on its own, independent basis. Please contact LeavenLaw for a free consultation before making a decision about legal representation. You will speak with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney directly, not a staff member.

In the end, LeavenLaw welcomes the challenges offered by difficult cases involving serious injuries and complex issues. If you have been injured on the job due to a workplace related incident, do not hesitate to call and talk to us. You deserve to know your valuable Legal Rights.