West Palm Beach Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Compassionate Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Helping Workers with Traumatic Brain Injury in West Palm Beach and Statewide
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of the most serious catastrophic work injuries an employee can suffer. A TBI can result in severe functional limitations or even require around-the-clock care. The West Palm Beach traumatic brain injury lawyers at Nicole Hessen, P.A. help make sure that injured workers receive the full level of workers’ comp benefits they need to pay for their medical care and living expenses while they cope with disability and fight to recover the maximum brain function possible.
Head and Brain Injury can Happen on the Job Anywhere
Falls and motor vehicle crashes are the leading accidental causes of traumatic brain injury. As the workforce ages, these accidents may occur with increasing frequency. Brain injuries on the job can occur in innumerable ways, such as:
- Falls from ladders and scaffolds
- Tripping over an object
- Being struck by a falling object
- Striking an overhead pipe or beam
- Striking the interior of a vehicle in a work-related car or truck crash.
Brain injury ranges from the mild to the severe, and if not diagnosed and treated promptly and properly, an injury can progress and become much more severe than it originally was. A worker should always notify the employer or supervisor after any workplace accident or injury, but this is especially important following any injury to the head. The extent of the injury may not be immediately apparent, and the type and timing of diagnostic tests can be critical to accurate diagnosis and treatment. Be sure and see a doctor if you experience any brain injury symptoms in the hours or days following a fall or head injury. Symptoms of a brain injury may include:
- Persistent Headache
- Loss of Consciousness
- Loss of Memory
- Difficulty Speaking
- Blurred Vision
- Change in Mood or Personality
We Fight for Full Compensation after a TBI on the Job
A traumatic brain injury can be very expensive to treat. Diagnosis and treatment of a TBI can involve a multitude of costly tests and surgery. Often injured workers require a long period of rehabilitation for maximum improvement, followed by a period of vocational therapy and retraining to reduce functional limitations as much as possible. For some, aid and attendant care may be required temporarily or permanently, whether in a nursing facility or at home with the help of a family member or other caregiver. Others require expensive medications and ongoing occupational therapy and psychotherapy. Don’t be surprised if your employer is hesitant to pay the full cost to meet your needs. If you have to fight to get the care you need, having an aggressive and experienced attorney advocating for your needs can be critical to your success. The law firm of Nicole Hessen, P.A. represents injured workers only. We limit our practice to this one area so that we can develop the expertise and devote the time needed to fully represent your interests.
Experienced Legal Representation after a Traumatic Brain Injury on the Job in West Palm Beach and Florida Statewide
Don’t let yourself or your loved one be bullied by the insurance company. Contact a knowledgeable and experienced West Palm Beach traumatic brain injury lawyer who will take on the task of getting you the benefits you need while you focus on recovering to the maximum extent possible. In Florida, call Nicole Hessen, P.A. in West Palm Beach at 561-246-6666 for a free consultation.