One of the most potentially devastating types of personal damage that occurs in the workplace is a head injury. They are unfortunately very common across many industries and locations. Some of the most common include construction, manufacturing, and other physical job types. They can result from dangerous working conditions, insufficient safety gear, poor placement of mechanisms, and many other problems. The results of a head injury can range anywhere from a short-term concussion to serious permanent disability.
If you ever experience a head injury while on the job, consult a medical professional immediately. Even a presumably minor bump can get worse over time. This represents the perfect time to remind you to always get a second opinion from your own physician rather than just relying on the company doctor. Doing this will help any workers’ compensation claims you file in conjunction with the accident.
As long as injury occurred, medical treatment was necessary, and the event interrupted your work for a considerable amount of time, you have the right under California compensation law to engage the services of an attorney and file a claim for workers’ comp. In the case of traumatic brain injury that renders an individual unable to stand up for themselves in legal matters, the next of kin should likewise consult with an attorney as soon as possible.