Accidents causing severe head trauma, or even traumatic brain damage, are some of the most common instances of on-the-job injury reported by employees. Whether it’s due to a physical blow to the head or prolonged exposure to dangerous toxins, brain and head injuries can be devastating and debilitating – not to mention difficult to diagnose and treat.

If you sustained a traumatic brain or head injury while completing a task or assignment at your place of employment, it’s important to note that you may be entitled to workers’ compensation in accordance with North Carolina law.

The traumatic brain and head injury lawyers at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., represent a number of clients who have sustained severe head or brain injuries caused by, but not limited to, the following work-related accidents:

  • A car accident occurring on the job
  • A slip-and-fall accident
  • A fall from a ladder, scaffolding or high landing
  • Prolonged exposure to dangerous chemicals and/or toxins

Symptoms of head or traumatic brain injury may include:

  • A headache that worsens or does not go away
  • Loss of coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
  • Weakness or numbness of the extremities
  • Vomiting and/or nausea
  • Confusion, restlessness and/or agitation
  • Convulsions and/or seizures
  • An inability to awaken from sleep

N.C. Workers’ Compensation and Head Injuries

North Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws cover nearly all injuries in work-related accidents, including severe brain, head, spine and back injuries. Under state law, injured workers are entitled to disability benefits and compensation for related medical bills. Both your employer and its insurance company may be legally obligated to offer compensation for missed work and provide necessary treatment for your injury.

The Benefits of Hiring a Head Injury Lawyer

Not only are the effects of traumatic brain or head injury life-changing, but they can also be life-long. In some cases, the victim may remain in an unconscious or vegetative state for the rest of his or her life, resulting in tremendous grief and exorbitant medical bills for the victim and his or her family. Serious instances of traumatic brain injury could even require long-term care by a family member or health care provider.

Despite the tragic nature of many head or brain injury accidents, insurance companies often aim to settle workers’ compensation cases as quickly and inexpensively as possible. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney specializing in brain and head injury cases on your side.

Contact an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic head or brain injury on the job, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys and head injury lawyers at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., for a free case review. Our experienced North Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys will focus on your case, leaving you free to focus on recovery. Call Ward Black Law today to speak to one of our qualified traumatic brain and head injury attorneys: 336-333-2244 or toll-free: 800-531-9191. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.

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