Thousands of people are injured at work every year. Many times these injuries are preventable, but they can even happen when employers appropriately prioritize the health and safety of their employees. Whether you work in construction, in medicine, or in an office setting, you are at risk for suffering a traumatic brain injury in the event of an accident.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually happens as the result of an external mechanical force causing dysfunction in the brain. This dysfunction can occur with violent blows or a jolt to the head and body. Many occupations put people at risk for experiencing traumatic brain injury, especially if they work in industries that put workers near potentially falling objects (such as loggers). However, even in an office setting, something as simple as spilled coffee in the break room can cause an employee to slip and fall, hitting his or her head so hard a TBI occurs.
The most dangerous occupations that put people at risk of a TBI include construction, agriculture, transportation, emergency medical services, fishing, and forestry. Most of these occupations involve heavy machinery, exposure to toxic chemicals, and vehicles (which could be involved in serious collisions).
If you were injured at work and have sustained a traumatic brain injury, don’t hesitate to call one of our skilled Santa Ana workers’ compensation attorneys about your situation. You Ufkes & Bright have more than 50 years of combined legal experience to offer your case. Whether you need help applying or you were denied benefits, we can help.
Contact us at (714) 500-8661 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today.