Workers’ Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Georgia TBI Guy 

If you are reading this, your loved one has probably suffered a horrible work-related accident somewhere in Georgia and has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result. 

Whether it’s from a severe accident like a vehicle collision or falling object, or even a seemingly minor bump on the head or a whiplash injury, traumatic brain injuries are one of the most life-changing injuries a person can endure. And because every traumatic brain injury affects people differently both in the short and long term, it’s important to seek medical attention right away. 

If your loved one has a traumatic brain injury, they can file a workers’ compensation claim to seek lifetime medical benefits, lifetime lost wages, specialized rehabilitation, and housing and vehicle modifications, if needed. 

You need an experienced and specialized workers’ compensation lawyer to help guide your loved one and your family through the coming storm.

I will devote myself 100% to help your loved one get through the medical and legal challenges to come. Once we make it out of the storm together, your loved one will have money and resources to live a fulfilling and purposeful life without having to worry about the future. 

Your loved one’s case is not just about money – it is about peace of mind. I offer both.  

Schedule your free legal consultation today.

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What Exactly Is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when the head suffers a severe trauma, damaging the brain. However, in some cases, a whiplash-type injury can also damage the brain, leading to a traumatic brain injury. 

There are two types of TBI: open head injuries and closed head injuries, and both can have extremely severe complications such as permanent cognitive impairment, loss of motor functions, permanent disability, and even death.

  • Open head injuries occur when the skull is penetrated by an object.
     
  • Closed head injuries occur when the brain is forced against the skull, causing it to suffer damage. 

While some traumatic brain injuries are severe to the point of requiring the victim’s skull to be surgically opened to alleviate brain swelling, many are relatively minor. 

Medical professionals use the Glasgow Coma Scale in order to determine the severity of a head or brain injury, and then determine the most appropriate treatment. 

Common Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Traumatic brain injuries are sometimes known as “invisible injuries” because, with a closed head injury, the victim does not necessarily show physical symptoms.

This is often why neurologists don’t realize there has been a brain injury

Closed head injuries and brain injuries, like a concussion, can be common, but they are usually subtle. The symptoms only manifest themselves in the behavioral changes of the person after the injury.

Often, it is easier for those close to the victim to recognize traumatic brain injury symptoms than it is for the victim to recognize them in himself or herself. 

Symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Slurred speech
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Inability to recognize common items
  • Inability to form new memories

Long-term Complications of a Traumatic Brain Injury

If left untreated, even a minor traumatic brain injury can have severe complications for the victim. 

This is why it is so important for you to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, even if you do not feel injured.

A few long-term complications a TBI victim can experience include:

  • Mood swings
  • Loss of balance
  • Increased stroke and seizure risk
  • Loss of feeling in extremities
  • Memory loss
  • Paralysis
  • Language impairment
  • Increased risk of developing dementia later in life

Why Work with the Georgia TBI Guy?

If you are reading this, I understand you’re going through a lot right now. And I’m sorry. 

After working with countless traumatic brain injury clients, I know this type of workplace accident is one of the most life-changing injuries a person (and the family) can endure. 

That’s why you need an expert Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer by your side – one who will put people above profit and fight the insurance companies on your behalf. A lawyer who will offer aggressive, knowledgeable, and caring representation.

At DeMedeiros Injury Law, we pride ourselves on keeping our clients updated through phone calls, emails, letters, and even text messages. 

We are always here to talk and answer any questions you may have. Check out our online reviews, and you will see that we excel in client communication. [link to online reviews]

The next few days, weeks, and months are critical. I encourage you to book a free consultation even if it’s just to get a list of resources or no-strings-attached, free advice.