Head and Brain Injuries
When workers get hurt, we take action
Any type of work injury can be serious, but injuries to the head can be especially alarming. A head injury can also mean an injury to the brain, which could have devastating consequences. The workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC help workers with these injuries get the workers' compensation benefits they need and deserve.
There are two types of head injuries. A blow to the head with little or no damage to the skull is called a closed head injury. A blow to the head by an object that penetrates the skull is an open head injury. Both types are extremely serious and can result in brain damage.
A head injury can occur in many different ways at work - examples include getting into a motor vehicle crash, being struck by an object, falling from a height, or slipping and falling. While some jobs have a higher risk of this type of head injury, it can happen at any type of workplace.
And when there's a head injury, there could also be a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that results in the loss of some brain function. Injured workers could experience problems with memory, expressing and understanding thoughts, vision and balance. Some may experience personality changes or have trouble regulating emotions.
Experienced legal team on your side
These types of injuries can have a significant impact on workers and their families. The medical expenses can quickly become overwhelming, and some injured workers may require lifelong care. In the meantime, because the injured worker can't return to work, there can be a significant loss of income.
The workers' compensation system was set up to help injured workers. But the insurance companies that cover employers typically try to pay injured workers as little as possible. As a result, many workers don't get the full amount of medical treatment they need.
That's not acceptable. Our experienced workers' compensation attorneys fight for injured workers to get them the benefits they should receive. We are not interested in making a quick settlement with the insurance company. We are only interested in a resolution of your claim that meets your needs, even if that means fighting for you in court.
If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace head or brain injury, call us at 856-751-7676 to schedule a free consultation. If you are unable to come to one of our five offices, we can come to your home, your hospital room or any other location that is convenient for you.