A TBI, or a “traumatic brain injury,” is among the most serious injuries that can occur from an accident. A TBI is a complicated type of injury that can cause major changes in functionality and in personality. The healing process for a traumatic brain injury is different. Symptoms may remain masked for a long time before the nature of the injury becomes known. As with other types of workplace injuries, a TBI sufferer can file for worker’s compensation benefits. The Connecticut personal injury law firm of Leighton, Katz & Drapeau has the experience to successfully manage a workers’ compensation claim for this complex and troubling type of injury.
How Can You Get a TBI at the Workplace?
A TBI can be caused by any forceful blow to the head that causes the soft tissue of the brain to slam into the inside of the skull, resulting in bleeding, bruising, swelling, and permanent damage. Any injury that injures the head, especially those resulting in concussions, should be monitored for signs of TBI. A slip-and-fall, the most common type of workplace injury, is one of the most common causes of TBI.
What Are Some Signs of TBI?
The brain is a phenomenally complex organ. While there is no single symptom that is always present in a TBI, there are certain signs that require further examination. These include persistent trouble concentrating, difficulty speaking or understanding people, blurred vision, consistent headaches, and persistent nausea and vomiting.
Why a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
There are several reasons to file a workers’ compensation claim for this long-lasting and difficult type of injury. Workers’ comp benefits last much longer than group insurance disability benefits. They do not have a yearly or lifetime limitation. They aren’t subject to income tax. If you are required to return to work at a lower rate of pay—for example, because you are no longer able to work full time— you may be able to get compensation to make up the difference.
If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied, Contested, or You Simply Have Questions, Call a Connecticut Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today
If you have suffered a TBI due to an accident in the workplace, make sure you hire an attorney with the experience you need to assist you with that lifelong struggle. Leighton, Katz & Drapeau is a firm that serves Connecticut and focuses on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. We can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Contact us today for a free, no risk consultation at 860-875-7000.