Depending on your profession, you may find your safety at risk on a regular basis. Fortunately, you know that there are steps you can take to avoid trouble on the job.
While any type of on-the-job injury is serious, here’s something you need to know: Any type of head or brain injury can change your life forever.
Some of the most common brain injuries include:
- Post concussion syndrome
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neurological impairments
In some cases, a brain injury is also accompanied by spinal cord or back damage, which can include:
- Spinal fracture
- Broken back
- Herniated disk
- Fractured vertebrae
- Loss of sexual function
At our law firm, we know just how serious a brain, spine or back injury can be. Over the years, we have represented many people who have suffered this type of injury on the job. We’ve come across every situation imaginable and have come to find that no two injuries are the same.
Regardless of your profession, you should do whatever you can to prevent injury. Work closely with your employer to ensure that you don’t put yourself in harm’s way.
If you do suffer an injury on the job, don’t wait a single minute to call for medical treatment. Once you better understand your injuries and treatment strategy, you can turn your attention to the accident itself. Depending on the cause and circumstances, you may be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. The money you receive can be used to help you financially during this challenging time of your life.