The Brain Injury Association of America (formerly known as the National Head Injury Foundation) was founded on September 23, 1980 and is celebrating their 40th Anniversary today!
The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (hereinafter “TBI”) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. The effects of a traumatic brain injury can include impairments related to memory, vision, hearing, personality changes, and even depression.
Just like other work injuries, if you are an employee that suffered a traumatic brain injury due to an accident at work, you should be covered by Workers’ Compensation. You may have experienced a fall, equipment malfunction, explosion, or some other incident that caused your injury. We highly recommend you consult with an attorney if you have sustained a work related TBI. It’s important to remember that no two brain injuries are the same and the severity of this type of injury varies person to person. On top of the medical challenges you are facing, you are most likely experiencing a loss of wages and have mounting medical bills. We want to help with these burdens. At Shankle Law Firm, we will provide you a free consultation. Maggie Shankle is a Board-Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist and has handled countless brain injury claims. Traumatic Brain Injuries can be very serious and you deserve the best care, top notch attention and superior service, so let us help you!
Referenced Links: www.biausa.org; https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/index.html