Head trauma is one of those workplace accidents you may never see coming. You’re just going through your day, doing your job, and then something strikes you on the head, and… you could have problems for the rest of your life. Today, doctors know more about concussions than they ever have before, but they don’t know everything. It just takes one unlikely accident where your head is hit in such a way to cause you problems for a very long time. If you get hit in the head at work, our attorneys for head trauma can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Ways Head Trauma can Happen
We tend to associate head trauma with jobs that are inherently dangerous, or ones where the employees wear protective headgear. So, when we hear that someone hurt their head on a construction site, it makes sense. However, anyone could get hit on the head at their job. Office workers sitting at a desk typically have shelves, ceiling tiles or light fixtures above them. It just takes one book, one large file or one large piece of machinery to hit and hurt your head. As much as we may not like to admit it, a head injury could occur at any time.
Cumulative Trauma Injuries to the Head
Often, head trauma on the job is the result of a slip and fall accident. These are accidents where the injured party fell down and suffered an injury. When this happens to you at work, you are entitled to compensation. This is important to keep in mind: that’s even true if the employer says you’re to blame. Even if the employer thinks that it’s your fault you slipped and fell, that you caused your own head injury, you’re still entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation doesn’t tie slip and fall accidents to fault. Too often, employers or supervisors will try to keep employees from filing for slip and fall accident benefits due to the fall being even partially their fault. Don’t let it happen to you.
Injuries Due to Repetitive Job Duties
Basically, suffering from a head trauma is a possibility on any kind of job. Here at ODG Law Group, we’ve had clients who hurt their head at supermarkets, studios, movie sets, schools, playgrounds, doctor offices, disneyland, and many more. Should you suffer this head injury while on the job, you shouldn’t have to pay for it. Even if your clumsiness leads to the accident, you can still get help and recover. Many times, employees slip and fall and hurt their heads due to spills, frayed carpet, broken or weakened stairs, even other employee’s feet. The amount of ways you can hurt your head on the job is truly staggering.
When You’re Head is Injured At Work
Here at ODG Law Group, we take great pride in helping people to get the proper compensation for their head trauma. Over the years, we’ve stood up to insurance companies and other powerful corporations to get regular people the money they deserve. Find out more by heading to our site or giving us a call at: (818) 975-3080.