Many different workplace accidents can result in some degree of trauma to the head. Falls, getting hit by falling objects, motor vehicle accidents, and more can all result in a hit to the head. In some cases, the head trauma may cause initial pain but may subside with no additional symptoms. However, in many situations, trauma to the head can result in a variety of severe injuries that may have lasting consequences.
- Skull Fractures - While the skull is a thick protector of the brain, it is not invincible. Blunt trauma can cause the skull to fracture or become depressed. A piece of bone or the depressed part of the skull may damage brain tissue, and surgery may be needed to repair a fracture and minimize damage.
- Traumatic Brain Injury - Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can range from a seemingly minor concussion to a severe injury that causes a coma and perhaps long-lasting brain damage. All brain injuries require medical attention, and treatment can range from a period of rest to months in the hospital and a lifetime of rehabilitative therapy.
- Hemorrhaging - One complication that can result from a brain injury or skull fracture is hemorrhaging on the brain. When blood or fluid builds up on the brain, the pressure inside the skull can increase to dangerous levels. Surgery may be required to relieve pressure by removing the hemorrhage as well as inserting a monitor to measure future intracranial pressure.
- Injuries to the Face - Like the brain, the face is another important yet delicate part of the head. Trauma to the face can cause fractures and other injuries to the jaw, nose, and cheekbones. Victims may also suffer damaged teeth that require costly dental treatment or injuries to their eyes that affect their vision permanently.
Find Out How a Hartford Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help You
Treatment after a head trauma at work can be costly. It is important that you properly seek the benefits you deserve from your employer's workers' compensation policy. The law office of Leighton, Katz & Drapeau can guide you through every step of the workers’ compensation process, so please call our legal team at 860-875-7000 for a free consultation.