A head injury can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is serious because it can lead to a loss of brain function. A worker with a TBI may experience difficulty with memory and reasoning skills, vision, balance, and expressing and understanding thoughts. The worker may also undergo personality changes and have trouble regulating emotions.
How Brain Injuries Occur
A worker can suffer a head injury due a motor vehicle collision, falling, being hit by or against an object, or from an act of workplace violence. These injuries can happen at any job, but some workers are at higher risk, such as construction workers, dock workers, firefighters and delivery personnel. A head and brain injury can be life-changing and leave a person temporarily-or permanently-unable to work.
In Mississippi, workers' compensation benefits cover the costs of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for work-related head and brain injuries. Injured workers are also eligible to receive partial wages during the time they are unable to return to work. However, employers and insurance companies can and do challenge these benefits.
In a High-Stakes Case, Trust an Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Our workers' compensation attorneys know how the system works and how you can be denied the benefits you need and deserve. We can help you fight back. Our legal team puts together a strong case that proves the seriousness of your work-related injury. We fight for you at hearings and in court until we get results.
If you suffered a brain injury from a work-related accident, don't delay. Get an experienced workers' compensation attorney in your corner. Contact our law firm. We will fight for you while you focus on getting better. Call us at (601) 944-9588 to schedule a free consultation.