Concussions are one of the most common types of head injuries in the United States. In fact, each year an estimated 1.6 – 3.8 million concussions occur during automobile accidents, sporting accidents and falls. While it may not seem to be a serious injury to the everyday person, concussions can cause drastic, life-altering consequences. A concussion is generally defined as a brief period of unconsciousness after a blow to the head. For those unfortunate enough to experience a serious concussion or multiple concussions, the consequences can be disastrous and can lead to a temporary or permanent disability. At the Law Offices of Steven York, our workers’ compensation lawyers have worked with individuals in Florida and nationwide who are pursuing the benefits that they need after a head injury.
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It is vital that you do not take a concussion lightly. Seek medical attention as soon as possible and take care to follow the doctor's instructions very carefully. Though each case is different, it is usually best to not watch flashing or quick-moving images on a television screen, do any vigorous activity, or alter your medication dosage-even if you're feeling better. It is also recommended that you rest as much as possible following your serious accident and do not try to return to regular activities. Over a period of time, you or a loved one may suffer moderate to permanent side effects from the concussion. Experiencing changes in behaviour, intense irritability, clumsiness, seizures, vision changes and other conditions could indicate a more serious injury.
Symptoms of a concussion include:
• Lost consciousness
• Sensitivity to light and sound
• Tinnitus (persistent ringing in the ears)
• Slurred speech
• Difficulty balancing or walking
• Loss of memory
• Altered personality
• Second-impact syndrome
Suffering a concussion in the workplace can lead to ongoing health issues, both mental and physical. Workers may find that their balance or ability to stand or move quickly becomes impaired, or that they must deal with ongoing confusion, forgetfulness, and difficulty focusing. If these types of symptoms prevent you from doing your job or require ongoing health care, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. At the Law Offices of Steven York, our work injury attorneys can assist Florida employees and others throughout the U.S. in seeking benefits.
Concussions, however, often have a delayed onset of symptoms. A worker may only begin to experience dizziness, confusion, or pain several days or weeks after the impact to the head actually occurred. This means that many workers may delay reporting their concussions until their symptoms actually begin to appear, thereby greatly risking the success of their workers’ compensation claims.
For this reason, it is important that any individual who experiences a traumatic blow or injury to the head immediately report this event to an employer, even if he or she is not yet experiencing any symptoms from the trauma. This will help protect a possible workers’ compensation claim down the road in the event that the concussion leads to ongoing health issues or a prolonged inability to work.
At The Law office of Steven York , our injury lawyers have many years of experience helping accident victims get their life back on track. To schedule a free consultation, please call our office at (619)233-1033.
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Whether your concussion was minor or severe, it is your right to seek compensation from the negligent party responsible for your accident. Our attorneys are committed to achieving success for our clients, no matter how traumatic their injuries. .
If you or a loved one suffered a concussion due to the negligence of another person or company, then it is possible that they could be held liable for what happened. With a strong case crafted by our legal team, you may be able to recover compensation. This financial recovery could go toward making up for medical expenses, lost wages, and personal suffering. Our team has many years of experience and can put our skills to work to pursue maximum financial recovery on your behalf.
When you are ready to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our firm, call us at (619)233-1033.