What happens when you hit your head at work?
A head injury may occur right away or develop over several hours or days. Even without a skull fracture, your brain may impact your skull leading to bruising. Your head may look fine, but problems may result from bleeding or swelling.
Heavy items have the potential to cause blunt force trauma, leading to mild, medium, or a severe brain injury. Symptoms may range from a headache, confusion, and fatigue to seizures, decreased motor function, and even coma. A medical professional should evaluate all brain injuries as soon as possible. Even a mild concussion without loss of consciousness may result in a brain injury.
A workers’ comp lawyer will help you file for workers’ compensation in Iowa after sustaining a job-related brain injury. By working with a physician or expert who can estimate the long-term costs of your brain injury, your lawyer will help you obtain enough compensation to cover your health care costs.
What Should I Do If I Think I Have a Head Injury After Being Injured at Work?
If you or a loved one sustained a head injury and are no longer acting like the same person, are confused at times, easy to anger or cry, have difficulties with memory, etc., then a traumatic brain injury may be what is causing the issue. A qualified Iowa workers’ compensation attorney may be able to help you find a medical provider to treat the condition, evaluate future medical costs, and obtain fair compensation. For immediate assistance or to schedule your no-cost case evaluation, call 319-366-7888 and schedule a time to meet with Mark.
Speak to a Workers’ Comp Attorney
If you suffered a head injury from a work-related accident, Mark and his team can help you receive all available workers’ compensation benefits. Mark has protected injured workers rights in Eastern Iowa for more than 45 combined years. Mark represents injured workers in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Iowa City and surrounding Eastern Iowa counties.