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Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys - Traumatic Brain Injuries

As Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys, we have seen the unfortunate effects of traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, that commonly occur as a result of accidents in the workplace. Injured workers' may incur significant medical costs and may have their future earning power limited or even become unable to work as a result of a TBI. If you or a loved one has suffered from a work-related traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation under Georgia's workers' compensation laws. It is advisable to contact an experienced Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorney for help as soon as possible so you can get the full benefits that you deserve and to ensure your employer or workers' compensation insurer does not try to unfairly limit your rights.

Atlanta, Georgia Workplace Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury
Each year, approximately 1.7 million people throughout the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury, leading the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to refer to traumatic brain injury as a “serious public health problem” in the U.S. Traumatic brain injury can be a long-term and serious injury causing changes in your cognitive function, personality and mood and creating memory problems, among other damages.

Traumatic brain injury can occur when you suffer either a penetrating head injury or a closed head injury. A penetrating head injury occurs when an object actually gets through your skull, directly coming into contact with and damaging the brain. A closed head injury, on the other hand, occurs when your head and skull are bumped or jostled so hard that your brain is injured.

Both open and closed head injuries can occur in a variety of different ways, but there are certain accidents more likely to cause TBI than others. The CDC has a list of the top causes of TBI, which include:
  1. Falls, which cause 35.2 percent of TBI cases
  2. Car accidents, which cause 17.3 percent of US TBI cases
  3. Being hit by or hitting/striking an object, which causes 16.5 percent of US TBI cases
  4. Assaults, which cause 10 percent of TBI cases in the US
Unfortunately, falls, auto accidents, being hit or striking an object and workplace assault are all among Liberty Mutual’s Top 10 Causes of Disabling workplace injuries. This means that TBIs are all too likely to occur as a result of work accidents.

Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation and Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
When you suffer any kind of work related injury, regardless of whether your employer was negligent or not, Atlanta, Georgia workers' compensation laws entitle you to certain types of benefits. The benefits you can receive under workers' compensation laws include:
  • Coverage of medical bills and costs
  • Payment of lost wages (once you’ve missed 7 days or more of work)
  • Temporary or permanent disability benefits if your income is reduced or eliminated by the injury
TBI can have lifelong effects, can be expensive and difficult to treat, and can make it difficult or impossible to work. For all of these reasons, it is important to have an experienced Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Comp Attorney representing you when you believe you have suffered a work-related TBI.

Getting Help from an Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Traumatic Brain Injuries are not always diagnosed right away and can be difficult to diagnose. Because of the difficulty in anticipating what effects a brain injury is likely to have, as well as the lasting effects of a brain injury, you need an Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer who is well-versed in TBI cases.

At Sammons & Carpenter, we have extensive experience representing injured workers who sustained brain injuries at work. Give us a call today at (404) 991-5950 or contact us online to learn more about how our Atlanta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers can help you.

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