Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Traumatic Brain Injuries in Georgia
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI affected 288,000 people in 2014, including 56,800 cases that resulted in death. Those who survive may suffer problems with memory, movement, emotion, and/or a number of other essential functions.
At The Law Office of Arthur E. Snead, LLC, my team focuses exclusively on workers' compensation in the state of Georgia. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI as a result of a work-related accident, contact us to speak with an Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyer today.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury occurs from either a blow to the head or strong external force that causes the brain to shift inside the skull, such as whiplash.
The three most common causes of TBI are:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Being struck by or against an object
All three of these incidences are prevalent in many workplaces. Luckily, most Georgia workers are protected by the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act (GWCA). This means that if you get injured while doing your job or something related to work, you should be entitled to compensation to help cover your medical bills and other related expenses.
Symptoms of a Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be very varied and complex due to the intricate nature of the human brain. Some injuries are immediately evident—if the victim is bleeding or unconscious, for example. Other times, brain injuries take time to manifest and do so in subtle ways, perhaps through irregular bouts of confusion, fatigue, or memory loss. This is why it is essential to seek medical care if you suspect you have suffered a brain injury, even if you don’t feel pain or see any open wounds.
Luckily, there are signs you can look out for. The following may signal a TBI:
- Breathing problems
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Clear fluid draining from ears and/or nose
- Cognitive difficulties
- Confusion or disorientation
- Memory loss
- Numbness or tingling in the body
- Periods of unconsciousness
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Speech problems
The best method of receiving the correct diagnosis for a TBI is to see a doctor as quickly as possible after your accident. They can perform tests that will more clearly reveal signs of a brain injury.
How The Law Office of Arthur E. Snead, LLC Can Help
When you are dealing with the aftermath of a work accident injury, trying to put together the proper paperwork to file your workers’ compensation claim can be difficult. If you work with me, I can put together your claim on your behalf, as well as guide you through your claims process. I can also represent you during a hearing, if necessary. As a former victim of a workplace accident myself, I understand that what you are going through isn’t easy. Let me help.
Call me today at (404) 800-1181 or contact me online to schedule your free consultation.