Atlanta Workplace TBI Lawyer
Representing Victims of Catastrophic Brain Injuries from Work Accidents in Georgia
Any workplace accident that results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is serious in nature. Even a mild concussion can have a long-term, lingering impact on a person’s life. However, catastrophic brain injuries are considered the most devastating. Not only does a severe TBI affect the injured individual, but it also affects family members and friends caring for their loved one.
Common causes of catastrophic brain injury in the workplace include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falls, slips, and trips
- Being struck in the head with an object
If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic brain injury from a workplace accident in Atlanta, look no further than my firm, The Law Office of Arthur E. Snead, LLC, to protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process. I am committed to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome inside and outside the courtroom. Do not hesitate to let me examine your case, determine your available legal options, and maximize your entitled workers’ compensation benefits and other damages.
Call (404) 800-1181 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free consultation.
What is a Catastrophic Brain Injury?
A catastrophic brain injury is defined as any brain injury that results in permanent loss of some or all brain function. Such injury also includes a period of unconsciousness, in which an injured person is unable to stay awake or normally interact with their surroundings.
What Are Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is typically caused by a blow to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. This can result from a sudden jolt, a violent shaking, or a forceful impact to the head. Severity can range from mild to severe, with mild being a brief change in mental status and severe leading to an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss.
Common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
- Falls: From tripping on stairs to falling off ladders, falls are the leading cause of TBIs, especially in older adults and young children.
- Vehicle-related Collisions: Collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians often result in TBIs.
- Violence: Gunshot wounds, domestic violence, or child abuse can cause traumatic brain injuries. Shaken baby syndrome is a traumatic brain injury in infants caused by violent shaking.
- Sports injuries: High-impact and extreme sports can be a significant cause of traumatic brain injuries. These include football, boxing, soccer, skateboarding, snowboarding, horseback riding, and extreme cycling.
- Explosive blasts and other combat injuries: These are a common cause of TBI in active-duty military personnel.
- Construction Accidents: In the construction industry, falling objects, falls from height, and heavy machinery accidents can lead to TBIs.
What Symptoms Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Cause?
TBI can cause a broad spectrum of symptoms that significantly impact a person's life. These symptoms may include cognitive impairments such as memory loss and difficulty concentrating, which can affect a person's ability to work or study effectively. Emotional changes, such as heightened irritability, depression, or anxiety, can strain personal relationships and affect overall mental well-being. Physical symptoms, such as chronic headaches, dizziness, or sleep disorders, can interfere with day-to-day activities and overall quality of life. Severe TBIs may lead to long-term disabilities, requiring prolonged medical care and potentially causing financial strains. Therefore, the impact of a TBI extends beyond the immediate physical harm, potentially causing life-altering changes to the individual's personal, professional, and social spheres.
The following are some common symptoms of severe TBI:
- Loss of consciousness for several minutes or hours
- Severe confusion
- Slurred speech
- Continued nausea or vomiting
- Coordination difficulties
- Convulsions or seizures
- Continuous or repeated headaches
- Inability to wake up from sleep
- Being in a coma or a vegetative state
Catastrophic brain injury requires intensive monitoring and treatment. The recovery process consists of extensive hospital stays, multiple surgeries, extensive rehabilitation and therapies, and a lifetime of medications and assistance. Unfortunately, many victims will never fully heal. According to five-year outcome estimates based on the TBIMS National Database, approximately 22 percent of persons with TBI died, 30 percent became worse, 22 percent stayed home, and only 26 percent improved.
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Catastrophic TBI can impact all aspects of your life, including your ability to work, perform household tasks, relationships with family and friends, and living a normal life. If you or a loved one is living with such an injury, you must ensure you can obtain enough compensation to cover ongoing medical treatment, home care and health aides, and other expenses associated with the condition.
I, Attorney Arther Snead, am focused on handling your paperwork and dealing with insurers on your behalf, while you focus on healing. Catastrophic TBI cases are extremely complicated, and I understand how to get the best possible result in your case.
Contact my firm today at (404) 800-1181 to discuss your case with a skilled workplace TBI attorney in Atlanta, GA.
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