Philadelphia Brain Injury Attorney
The potential repercussions of a head or brain injury are devastating. Whereas most bodily injuries will heal in time, harm done to the brain is likely to have lasting consequences that can radically alter the lives of a victim and his family. When an accident leading to traumatic head injury happens in the workplace, the injured party can file a claim for workers’ compensation to cover medical expenses and income lost as a result of the event.
Workers’ Compensation for Brain Injuries
The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., know that there is no sum of money that can truly make things right, but if you or a loved one is unable to work because of a brain injury incurred on the job we realize how important it is that you receive financial assistance to help you through the trying times that will follow.
Despite the severity of many head traumas, Pennsylvania law does not permit a personal injury claim to be filed against your employer, so it is critical that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled. A Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. attorney can discuss the matter of possibly pursuing a personal injury case against a third party if the injury was the result of negligence or recklessness, such as a defective product that was imminently responsible for the harm.
Types of Head Injuries
At the most basic level, there are two different categories of head injuries: closed and open. Closed injuries are ones which do not penetrate the skull, while open injuries involve a skull fracture and an object entering the brain. Potentially serious head injuries include:
- Concussion – an injury, usually caused by a violent impact, that involves a temporary loss of some brain function
- Contusion – a bruise on the brain
- Hematoma – a pooling of blood
- Cerebral Hemorrhage – bleeding of the brain
Injury to the head and brain can cause a number of debilitating effects, such as:
- Loss of consciousness
- Speech, language, organizational difficulties
- Changes of personality, emotional temperament, and mental/intellectual capacity
- Partial or complete loss of senses
If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury at work, contact Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 610-667-7511.