The brain can suffer an injury in many different accidents, from a warehouse slip and fall to a forklift rollover. The brain may sustain damage any time an external force strikes the head. Industrial machinery accidents could cause brain injuries that impact a worker for life. If you have a brain injury or are taking care of a loved one with a brain injury after a workplace accident, contact the lawyers at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. in Dallas, TX for assistance. You may be eligible for financial compensation.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim after a brain injury may not end in the results you want. Workers’ compensation may be the easiest route, but it can only result in payment for your medical bills, disability, and two-thirds lost wages. A personal injury claim, on the other hand, could pay 100% of your lost wages, plus noneconomic and punitive damages. Hiring a lawyer ensures you select the right course of action for your serious injury case. A Dallas injury lawyer can handle negotiations for you, while you focus on healing from your serious injuries.
No brain injury is minor, and no two are alike. The brain is a very complex organ that can suffer damage in many different ways. The circumstances of the accident and the part of the brain injured will determine the effects on the victim.
A brain injury could cause temporary or long-term cognitive challenges, such as memory loss or difficulty communicating. It could also cause physical disabilities, including muscle spasms, paralysis, and seizures. The prognosis of a patient with a brain injury will depend on the individual.
The last thing an employee expects when he or she clocks in for work is to leave with a brain injury. Unfortunately, many industries and occupations put workers at an increased risk of head and brain injuries. Workers in construction, industrial machinery, assembly, oil and gas, and manufacturing are at a higher risk of brain injuries than others.
Most brain injury incidents at work would not happen without negligence. The negligence of an employer, coworker, or product manufacturer could lead to a brain injury that otherwise would not have occurred. If you believe negligence played a role in your recent accident, you could have grounds for a lawsuit in Texas.
You may be eligible to recover the costs of your accident-related medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, lifetime disability costs, and more. You and your family should explore your legal options with help from an attorney. A lawyer will evaluate your brain injury accident, identify any at-fault parties, and file your injury claim within the state’s deadline. The attorneys at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. can help.
Our firm offers free, no-obligation consultations in the Dallas area for injured industrial workers. Speak to an attorney today about how to recover for your or a loved one’s brain injury. Contact us online or call (855) 655-HURT.