Following A Head Or Brain Injury, Work With An Experienced Team In Southern California
The human brain has many parts, each responsible for certain functions. Together, these parts form the control center for the human body. The human brain controls virtually any activity necessary to survive, including thought, breath, thirst, and hunger. Injury to the head and brain can result in permanent or temporary loss of vital functions. Tragically, severe head and brain injuries can also result in death.
Shockingly, more than 130 people die every day in the U.S. from sustaining a head injury. Sadly, a large majority of these deaths occurred in preventable acts of negligence. At the Mitchell Law Corporation, our aggressive attorneys in San Diego have successfully represented clients seriously injured through no fault of their own and can assist you in your quest for justice. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients’ work-related injury damages and are committed to helping victims obtain fair settlements.
Understanding Head And Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are usually classified by severity, mechanism (open or closed) and location of injury:
- Mild, moderate and severe brain injuries: When explaining the severity of a brain injury, most doctors will refer to the injury as mild, moderate or severe. Patients suffering from a mild head injury may experience a temporary loss of consciousness and memory. Mild brain injuries typically do not cause permanent brain damage. A severe brain injury may cause prolonged or permanent loss of consciousness, permanent memory loss and permanent damage to brain function.
- Open or closed head injuries: Open head injuries occur when a foreign object penetrates the scalp, skull or brain. Closed brain injuries occur when the brain is “shaken” inside the head. Both open and closed head injuries can cause permanent brain damage.
- Injury location: The location of the injury on the head can significantly impact a patient’s diagnosis and prognosis. For example, a patient with an injury to the left parietal lobe of the brain may have difficulty writing, reading and solving mathematical problems.
Causes Of Work-Related Head And Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries can stem from a broad range of work-related accidents, including:
- Falls: Falls are the second most common cause of brain injuries
- External force: External forces, such as the ground, cause many brain injuries
- Construction accidents: The construction industry has the highest number of work-related traumatic brain injuries
Take Action Now
If you or someone you know suffered a serious head injury at work, do not wait to contact an ethical lawyer in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation. We can prevent you from being denied the ability to file a workers’ compensation claim. Please keep in mind, per California law, victims usually only have one year from the date the injury occurred to take legal action. One year may sound like a long time, but the legal process is complex and cannot be rushed. Do not risk losing your legal right to significant compensation for injury-related damages.
Securing Large Settlements For Clients
Many victims realize too late that without aggressive legal representation it can be very difficult to recover any compensation. With an experienced attorney in San Diego at the Mitchell Law Corporation working for them, victims are likelier to get larger settlements and higher quality medical care.
We can help put you on the path to recovery (if a full recovery is possible). Call our Los Angeles, San Diego and Riverside offices toll free at 866-288-5792 to arrange a free consultation. Appointments can also be schedules by completing our contact form. If hired to represent you, we don’t get paid until you do.