Traumatic Brain Injuries

Santa Clarita Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers for Workers’ Compensation Claims

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the workplace can be life-changing for workers and must be treated with the utmost seriousness under California's workers' compensation system. When an employee suffers a TBI during their employment, they are generally eligible for benefits through workers' compensation insurance. 

These benefits may include medical treatment costs, disability payments, and potential vocational rehabilitation if the injury impacts the worker's ability to perform their job. The intricate process requires skilled legal guidance to ensure the injured worker receives appropriate compensation and necessary support.

At The Bridgeford Law Office, APC., our capable legal team puts 75 years of combined experience to work for both employees and employers in all matters related to workers’ compensation. Our experience, combined with the legal expertise available from our Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists as recognized by the California Bar, equips us to provide superior representation to our clients in Santa Clarita, Valencia, Canyon Country, and surrounding Southern California communities.

Book a consultation with a Santa Clarita attorney for traumatic brain injury workers’ compensation claims. Reach us by email on our contact form or call (661) 387-3712

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury is caused by a sudden trauma to the head, leading to damage to brain cells and affecting brain functions. TBIs range from mild concussions to severe head injuries and can result from falls, impacts, or other accidents in the workplace. 

Symptoms and consequences of these injuries can include: 

  • Persistent headaches or migraines
  • Memory loss and concentration difficulties
  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Mood swings or emotional instability
  • Sensory processing issues, such as sensitivity to light or sound
  • Motor function impairments, including difficulty with balance and coordination
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Cognitive deficits affecting problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Behavioral changes, including increased aggression or impulsivity
  • Long-term neurological disorders, potentially leading to degenerative brain diseases

These debilitating effects make prompt diagnosis and treatment essential. The impact of a TBI on workers and their families can be profound, potentially altering their lives permanently. Workers may face long periods of recovery, rehabilitation, and even permanent disability, influencing their ability to earn a living. 

The emotional and financial burden on families can thus be significant, often requiring changes to lifestyle and possibly long-term care arrangements. 

Available Benefits for Workers Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries

Workers who have sustained a workplace traumatic brain injury may be entitled to several forms of compensation under the state's workers' comp system. Essentially, these benefits are designed to alleviate the financial strain caused by the injury and to aid in the recovery process. 

The benefits include medical expense coverage, which ensures that all necessary treatments related to the TBI are paid for without out-of-pocket costs to the injured employee. Additionally, disability benefits may be provided, offering financial support when a TBI prevents the worker from performing their usual work duties. 

These can be either temporary, substituting lost wages during the recovery, or permanent, compensating for long-term loss of earning capacity. In cases where a TBI results in workers needing to change professions, vocational rehabilitation services may be offered to help them retrain for a new role compatible with their capabilities post-injury. 

Furthermore, if a TBI results in death, the workers' comp system provides death benefits to the worker's dependents, helping to secure their financial future.

Catastrophic Injury & Permanent Disability Benefits in California

Traumatic brain injuries are often classified as “catastrophic injuries” due to their severe and long-lasting impacts on an individual's life. This classification is significant as it typically suggests that the injured worker may be eligible for permanent disability benefits under the state's workers' compensation system. 

Permanent disability benefits are designed to provide financial assistance to those who have experienced a permanent reduction in their ability to earn a living. The benefit amount is determined by considering the severity of the impairment, the injured worker’s age, occupation, and the impact on future earning capacity. 

These California benefits are calculated using a predetermined formula that integrates these factors with payments made to support the injured worker's essential needs for the duration of the disability, potentially lasting a lifetime. 

If a TBI is classified as catastrophic, the injured employee may also be eligible for additional services such as life care planning and attendant care, which are crucial for managing the extensive needs arising from such serious injuries. 

We Serve Employees & Employers in Traumatic Brain Injury Claims & Disputes

The Bridgeford Law Office can provide knowledgeable legal representation to ensure that individuals with catastrophic injuries receive fair assessment and the maximum possible compensation to support their new and challenging circumstances.

We also lend our experience to employers by offering skilled assistance on managing traumatic brain injury claims and disputes, ensuring compliance with the complexities of California's workers' compensation laws, and protecting the interests of our Southern California business clients. 

Learn more about your case by consulting with a Santa Clarita lawyer for workers’ compensation traumatic brain injury claims and disputes. Contact us at (661) 387-3712

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