When you Suffer a Loss of Consciousness at Work

You’re at work. You’re doing your job. Everything is fine and going as well as you might hope. Just a typical day. You’re doing what you’re supposed to, but you’re waiting for the clock to say it’s time to go home, too. Then… black. You wake up in the back of an ambulance. You don’t know what happened; you have no memory of it. Others tell you that you went through what’s called a loss of consciousness. That means, simply put, that you lost consciousness for a moment or even longer. When this happens at work, due to workplace factors, you can receive compensation for it.

Is Loss Consciousness an Injury?

Many people, even experienced workers, when they hear that they can get workers’ compensation for having gone through loss of consciousness on the job ask: “is that really true?” There’s something about it that strikes people as fanciful. However, it’s very true. In fact, it’s been stated that to lose consciousness at work is no different from any other work related injury or illness. Now, it has to have been the result of a work-related event or something that you were exposed to. However, when that happens, you need attorneys on your side who are experienced with this kind of thing.

a Loss of Consciousness

When You Suffer Injuries Due to Repetitive Job Duties

So, to be clear, for you to receive compensation for this, your loss of consciousness must have come through something that’s related to your job. For example, you can’t come in to work intoxicated and then experience a blackout episode and attempt to collect workers’ compensation. However, when it is work-related, you deserve to have an attorney who knows how these kinds of cases work. Over the years, we’ve helped many people to get all of the compensation they deserve for having lost consciousness at work. When this happens, it’s not your fault. It doesn’t mean that you did the wrong thing, or you didn’t’ work hard enough, or you were soft or something – it means that you were injured and you deserve compensation.

Attorneys for Traumatic Brain Injuries

When you pursue these kinds of workers’ compensation claims, it’s very important to bear in mind that the insurance company is not your friend. Sure, they may send someone to talk to you, or even to make you an offer that’s very friendly, but this person is always going to be there on behalf of the insurance company. We always recommend to our loss of consciousness clients (and everyone else) to not sign something from the insurance company until we’ve looked at it first. As your attorneys, we get paid on contingency. That means we get paid when you do, so we’re always on your side, first and foremost.

The Lawyers for Head Trauma

Suffering a loss of consciousness at work is a big deal. It’s not something to be brushed off or worked through. You could be exposed to some kind of toxic chemical or element; or it might just mean that they’re overworking you. No matter how it went down, you deserve to be compensated for what you’ve gone through. Give us a call at (818) 975-3080 or head to our site to see how we can help.

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