Traumatic Brain Injuries & Their Symptoms
Experienced San Francisco Bay Area Brain Injury Lawyers
Franco Munoz Law Firm is one of the leading workers’ compensation law firms in Northern California. We only focus on workers’ compensation cases. We have a track record of success in cases involving traumatic brain injuries, concussions, spinal cord injuries and other life-altering catastrophic injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries (better known as TBI) occur when an injured worker experiences a violent blow to their body or head from a violent or external force. This is very different from a head injury because it involves internal damage to your brain. Because the brain controls various functions of our thoughts, emotions, and faculties, these traumatic brain injuries can significantly impact and alter an injured workers’ ability to perform daily functions and even their capacity to work and earn a living.
In our experience representing workers with TBI, we have seen that traumatic brain damage can occur due to concussions and ruptured blood vessels. A head injury can also occur immediately after an initial trauma due to lack of blood flow, which is often more serious and can cause death. These sort of injuries can result to long-term and non-reversible brain damage that can several impact both victims and their loved ones for the rest of their lives.
Some frequent symptoms of brain injury include:
- Abnormal weakness
- Changes in temperament
These types of traumatic brain injuries can occur on the job and certainly in industries that involve a high amount of physical work such as construction accidents and in automobile factories. If you or a friend has suffered a brain trauma injury due to a work-related workplace accident, it is very important to seek medical attention immediately because you may have life-threatening injuries.
When your medical needs have been attended to, hiring a well-informed and experienced Bay Area workers comp lawyer is vital for obtaining fair and adequate monetary compensation.
Common Effects of TBI
A TBI can result in various levels of weakness depending on the specific part of your brain that is impacted and affected.
TBIs can cause any mixture of the following permanent effects:
- Decreased cognitive function
- Reduced sensory processing
- Loss of communication abilities
- Character changes
If you or a loved one have been affected with a TBI, it is super important that you contact a highly knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm to obtain the maximum benefits under the workers’ compensation system.
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