Calling a Boulder Law Firm After a TBI at Work
A traumatic brain injury (or TBI) can have far-reaching effects. One of the most common places a TBI happens is in a car; a sudden jolt caused by an accident, or by an impact to the head, leads to trauma which can be hard to detect, and hard to treat.
TBI’s can also occur during a slip or fall incident, or in the workplace. Whether you were driving, lifting, or just walking when a TBI occurred on the job, what should you do next?
SYMPTOMS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
TBIs are one of those things that can vary from case to case and person to person. They can also range from minor to moderate and severe. Some common symptoms include:
- Slurred Speech
- Dilated Pupils
In more complex and severe situations complications can include seizures, infections, vertigo, and even fluid buildup in the skull.
If you were in an accident at work and have one or more of these symptoms, it’s time to call a Boulder law firm!
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN INJURY
Before you call a Boulder law firm, first and foremost you need to seek medical care. This does two things. First, off they can take care of you better than anyone else and stop or slow down any complications.
Second off, when you enter into a hospital, they automatically create a file for you that says what happened, and what your injuries were. This is going to be important when you hire a Boulder law firm. The lawyer, if it comes down to it, will be able to get your diagnosis from the doctor and will be able to use that as proof of the accident.
After getting medical treatment for your injury, look into workers comp benefits and see if they are willing to pay for time off, your doctor bills, rehab, and other associated costs of your injury.
CALLING A LAWYER FOR HELP WITH COMPENSATION
Although some workers compensation programs are helpful and accommodating, most of the time these encounters are frustrating to the worker, and they find that only a portion of their attendant bills are covered. Simply getting a consultation with a lawyer will help you to better understand what your rights are in this case so that you have the leverage to get the compensation you need to take care of yourself and your family.
If it was the fault of the workplace you can seek compensation for your medical bills, leave of absence (loss of income) rehab and more. For a free consultation with a local Boulder law firm, contact Sloat & Nicholson at 1-800-873-3202.
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