Brain Injury Lawyer (for bumps or falling objects)
If you need assistance or help in a matter of workers’ compensation for brain injuries, Lluis Law’s lawyers can help you in whatever you need. Whatever your needs in workers’ compensation, Lluis Law’s work injury lawyers have more than 40 years of experience representing workers in the Los Angeles area.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from blows, falling walls or falling objects are very serious and often leave negative consequences in the life of the worker. These accidents are quite common in the construction sector, where workers are more exposed to blows to the head.
When a worker suffers a brain injury should be subjected to expensive and delicate surgeries and rehabilitation therapies with medical specialists. Because they are serious, costly and incapacitating injuries, insurance companies are sometimes less receptive to paying damages or all of the damages they cause.
To ensure that the victim can receive sufficient and fair compensation for their injuries, a Los Angeles brain injury attorney can make the way to do so more expeditious and less distressing for the victim and their families.
Facing these injuries cataloged as catastrophic whose recovery is in the medium and long term, involves having large sums of money for the payment of medical expenses, surgeries and medicines, apart from home care by nurses or staff domestic.
An experienced brain injury lawyer can help the victim receive the required medical treatment in these cases, while fighting for the rights of the client before the responsible party’s insurance company or in a California court.
What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered the most serious of all personal injuries, since a high percentage cause permanent disability in the person or even death. It is cataloged as a catastrophic injury because it can be a type of serious injury.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), argues that traumatic brain injuries in the United States constitute a serious public health problem. Every year thousands of people die or are left suffering from some kind of permanent disability due to these injuries.
A study conducted in the USA in the year 2000 determined that the direct and indirect medical costs together with the loss of productivity due to TBI, was approximately 60 billion dollars.
Annually 1.7 million Americans die, are hospitalized or visit emergency rooms with traumatic brain injuries. Although approximately 80% of these people receive medical treatment and leave the emergency room, another 20% die or suffer the consequences of these severe traumas for life.
The TBI represents 30.5% of all deaths from injuries in the U.S.; that is to say that some 52,000 people die every year because of this. Traumatic brain injury can cause a hard blow to the head, a violent jolt or a wound that damages the skull and affects the brain. These injuries are classified as mild or severe.
Although not all people who receive blows to the head suffer from TBI, statistics indicate that in addition to the 52,000 people who die each year from TBI, another 235,000 require hospitalization.
The CDC estimates that some 5.3 million people today need long-term or life-long help to perform tasks and activities of daily living as a result of a TBI.
Causes of traumatic brain injuries
There are many causes of traumatic brain injuries, but here are some of the main ones:
- – Falls (28%);
- – Traffic accidents with motor vehicles (20%);
- – Blows in various events (19%); Y
- – Physical aggressions (11%)
Of all the people affected by these injuries, most are men (1.5 times more than women). The two largest age groups most prone to suffer this type of trauma are between 0 and 4 years old and between 15 and 19 years old.
Consequences of a TBI
TBI injury can cause many changes in the person’s bodily and mental functions, as this trauma affects: thinking, memory, speech, learning, emotions, personality or behavior and the ability to feel or receive sensations
It can also cause diseases such as epilepsy and accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other brain disorders associated with aging.
The ailments related to brain trauma usually manifest themselves through headaches and depression, vision problems, personality changes, loss of smell, loss of short-term memory and lack of judgment.
If you or a family member have suffered a brain injury injury at your workplace, Lluis Law’s personal injury injury lawyers can help you with everything you need. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Our telephone number is (213) 320-0777.
Address: 205 South Broadway, Suite 1000 Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tel: (213) 687-4412 Fax: (213) 687-3441.