Depending on your profession and day-to-day responsibilities, you may be worried about the possibility of being injured in an accident.
A work-related head injury is among the most serious, as this can impact your life now and in the future.
Depending on the type of accident and severity, a head injury could lead to trouble with memory loss, cognitive reasoning and motor skills.
Did your head injury occur on the job? If so, you need to learn more about your rights as an employee. For example, you have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. You won’t receive as much money as when you’re working, but it could be exactly what you need as you recover from your injury.
In the event that your head injury keeps you away from your job for 12 months or more, you may be able to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
At our law firm, we know that employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies can be difficult to work with. In many cases, they fight against paying benefits for head injuries. Despite the challenges, you don’t want to give in. You have legal rights and they need to be protected.
In short, here are the three steps to take if you suffer a work-related head injury:
— Receive immediate medical attention
— Notify your employer of what happened (if you’re able to do so)
— File a claim for benefits
A work-related head injury can change your life in many ways, so don’t hesitate to exercise your legal rights as an employee.