What Can Happen After a Head Injury?
Head injuries are one of the most dangerous types of injury because they can lead to brain injuries, which can result in life-altering conditions and disabilities. Your brain is the organ in charge of all other bodily functions and if it is damaged, other body parts and systems can suffer.
If you suffer any impact to your head in a workplace accident, seek medical care right away and discuss your head trauma with the doctor. Even if you feel fine, you could have suffered from an injury that can have long-lasting effects. If this is the case, you might be entitled to file an insurance claim or a third-party lawsuit to seek monetary compensation for your medical and other needs related to your injury.Symptoms of a Brain Injury
Brain injuries are often referred to as “invisible injuries” because they occur internally. As the injury victim, it can also be difficult to recognize your own symptoms following this type of injury. Some symptoms of brain injuries include:
- Short-term memory loss;
- Personality changes;
- Blurry vision;
- Trouble sleeping; and
Do not take these symptoms lightly. In many cases, injuries that appear to be minor can become more serious over time. Untreated brain injuries can result in the following conditions:
- Loss of mobility;
- Mental and cognitive health problems; and/or
- Physical disabilities.
In some extreme cases, a brain injury can even result in death. This is most often associated with traumatic brain injuries, a category of more severe brain injuries.If You are Injured on the Job
If you suffer from any type of injury at work, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention and receive a diagnosis and treatment for your injury. Do not seek legal representation until you have received medical treatment – your health should always take top priority.
The next step is to work with an experienced workplace injury attorney to determine who is at fault for your injury. It could be your employer or it could be a third party. The type of claim you may file depends on which party is responsible for your accident.Workplace Injury Attorneys in San Jose
If you have suffered from a brain injury in a work-related accident caused by a third party, contact the experienced San Jose workplace injury attorneys at Corsiglia, McMahon, & Allard, L.L.P. today to schedule your free consultation with our firm. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your case with us and have a member of our team determine the best course of action for you. Do not allow yourself to lose out on a potential compensation settlement by waiting to take legal action against the party responsible for your injury. Call us today at (408) 289-1417 and let us help you. We proudly serve clients throughout San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, the Bay Area, Alameda County, San Benito County, and Monterey County.