Both mild and severe head injuries can have devastating lifelong effects and impact your ability to work, and a lawyer can help you hold your employer accountable for your losses. The legal team at Murphy Law Firm pursues maximum compensation for people who suffer brain injuries at work or in another type of accident. A traumatic brain injury lawyer has the in-depth knowledge necessary to protect victims of accidents by seeking legal recourse through every available avenue. In many cases, the injury is not immediately detected, making it more difficult to ascertain damages and make a proper demand. Putting your case in the hands of the attorneys at Murphy Law Firm in Great Falls, MT, provides ease of mind in knowing important aspects of your case are not overlooked.
How Brain Injuries Occur On-the-Job
- Slip and falls on uneven or poorly maintained surfaces
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding, or other high places
- Burns from electrical fires
- Exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals
- Car accidents that take place while in the scope of employment
- Being struck by heavy equipment, or becoming entangled in a piece of malfunctioning machinery
When any of these types of injuries involve trauma to the head and neck area, a traumatic brain injury is likely. Not all brain injuries immediately manifest, and when symptoms appear shortly after the accident, it is not uncommon for the injury to be linked to the accident.
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Whether an accident takes place on a job site or while away from work, the injuries suffered require immediate care. With a brain injury, it is essential to seek medical treatment right away so complications do not arise later. The most common effects of brain injuries suffered in accidents are:
- Chronic headaches
- Ringing in the ears
- Excessive fatigue
- Drastic mood swings
- Confusion and short- or long-term memory problems
- Diminished mental capacity
A traumatic brain injury can drastically alter the lifestyle of the victim, requiring a lifetime of ongoing care. It can also be difficult to return to work, making it hard to earn a living and provide support for a family. When these types of accidents occur, it is critical to establish liability and pursue the full extent of legal remedies available. This includes seeking reimbursement for lost income, future earnings, medical expenses, and long-term care needs, as well as any other expense associated with the injury.
How a Lawyer Can Help You
Any time an accident takes place, it is necessary to prove causation. Once an injured victim is able to show how the accident was caused, culpable parties are easy to identify. When a duty of care is owed, such as the duty to provide a safe work environment, and that duty is breached, a victim can seek compensation for damages from the employer. In other accidents, certain duties also exist, like the duty to drive safely and avoid collision with other motorists.
When accidents are so severe that victims suffer a traumatic brain injury, maximum compensation is needed. Our traumatic brain injury lawyers pursue full reimbursement.
Lawyers examine the facts, connect the dots, and make claims for damages after establishing liability. In most cases, the use of an expert is employed, which helps accurately quantify the amount of damages. An accurate amount of damages is needed to fully reimburse a victim for the change to their lifestyle, impact on the quality of personal relationships, and inability to return to work.
Begin Your Recovery
If you have questions about recovering from a traumatic brain injury and your next legal steps, we can help. Please contact our office online, or call us today at (406) 452-2345.