Head & Brain Injuries
Representing the legal rights of people who sustain on-the-job head and brain injuries
In severe cases, an injury to the head can leave victims with significant mental or physical limitations that may prevent them from ever returning to work again. Even less-serious head injuries can result in significant medical expenses and loss of income for an extended period of time. Fortunately, when these injuries are sustained at work, employees are often legally entitled to benefits under the South Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws.
Employers and workers’ compensation carriers may try to limit their exposure when presented with head injury claims. Carriers sometimes offer injured employees settlements which preclude workers from pursuing further benefits with respect to that injury. Therefore, it is imperative that workers retain legal counsel in order to ensure that they receive the benefits to which they are entitled under the law.
Head & Brain Injuries Can Be Caused By A Variety Of Workplace Accidents And Hazardous Conditions
Workplace accidents are a daily occurrence in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that there were more than three million nonfatal workplace injuries throughout the country during a single year. There are many types of accidents and dangerous conditions that could potentially result in a head or brain injury, including the following:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Incidents involving defective work tools
- Falls from heights
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Defective scaffolding
- Defective safety equipment
- Liquid spills
- Open and unmarked excavations
- Improper flooring material
Head Injuries in the Workplace
A head injury refers to any situation where the scalp or skull is injured but the brain remains unharmed. A head injury from work can result from falls, running into objects or even crushing injuries. It usually involves blunt force or direct contact of some kind.
Sustaining a head injury at work can be traumatic. If your scalp is injured, head injuries can involve a lot of blood loss. If your skull is breached or cracked, the healing process can be painful and can last a long time. You may need surgery as well as a hospital stay to ensure you have not injured your brain.
Unfortunately, insurers sometimes offer inadequate amounts to compensate workers who have suffered head injuries. Sometimes, the low settlement offer is based on the premise that the brain was not injured and the worker can return to their employment eventually. In fact, if you have sustained a head injury at work, fair compensation is your right and you will want to contact a lawyer experienced in handling head injury cases to ensure that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled..
Hundley Law is a workers’ compensation law firm in Charleston, helping injured workers secure benefits and workers’ compensation settlements for head injuries and other workplace injuries. If you suffered a work-related head injury, contact Walter Hundley for a consultation.
Sustaining A Brain Injury From Work
Your brain is one of the most important organs in your body. It sends signals to the rest of the body and is responsible for cognitive performance, personality, memory, mobility and more. If you sustain an injury to the brain, it’s important to find a lawyer with experience handling brain injury cases. Settlement of a workers’ compensation claim involving a brain injury usually involves significant assets, and Hundley Law will fight to ensure you have the financial resources to pay for your medical care and bills now and into the future.
A traumatic brain injury can result in memory loss, cognitive impairment, mobility issues, vision problems and personality changes. Some people who sustain this sort of injury require significant care and cannot return to work for months. Some can never return to work at all. If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury, the workers’ compensation system is meant to protect you and cover medical costs and lost wages, as well as offer other benefits. Unfortunately, settlements for traumatic brain injuries do not always cover what patients need.
If you are looking for a law firm in South Carolina with experience handling head and brain injury cases, look no further than Walter Hundley. Walter Hundley has represented claimants in workers’ compensation cases for more than 25 years and even served five terms as South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commissioner and Chairman. He understands workers’ compensation laws in depth and can use his knowledge to protect your interests after you have been injured.
Contact Hundley Law today to schedule a free consultation
Individuals who sustain head and brain injuries while at work are often entitled to benefits under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws. The representation of an experienced attorney can help workplace accident victims receive the benefits to which they are entitled after an injury occurs. South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney Walter Hundley has been helping those injured in on the job accidents for more than 25 years. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Hundley, please call our office today at 843-723-1995 or 866-723-1995.
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