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He Says It's "No Biggie", but....

A friend of ours was just telling us this morning about a fellow co-worker of his who was injured while at work yesterday.

With the frigid weather here in Central Iowa, a lot of work vehicles are having an extremely difficult time getting started...so the employee went out to try and help to see what the issue was.

He opened the hood to the vehicle and began inspecting it. Due to the snow & ice buildup, he wasn't able to get the hood securely fashioned in an upright position, and it, unfortunately, came down on his head, requiring him to make a visit to the hospital to receive 5 stitches in his head.

He says he's okay...and that it's really no biggie, but still...when dealing with any form of a head injury, it's of utmost importance to be 100% sure.

Medical professionals will tell you that brain damage is often the first injury to occur in an accident, but the last to be diagnosed. The harsh truth is that many doctors simply don't think to look deeply enough when treating an injured worker immediately following a work accident. Symptoms of a concussion, hematoma or other closed-head wounds can take days or weeks to surface, but last a lifetime. In many cases, the worker's family, friends and co-workers are the first to notice symptoms of slurred speech, cognitive impairment and memory loss.

Head injuries commonly occur in workplace accidents resulting from:

  • Falls from roofs, ladders, scaffolding and raised work platforms
  • Falling materials, products or equipment
  • Motor vehicle and construction equipment accidents
  • Severe electrical shock

Is A Loved One Showing Signs Of A Brain Injury After A Work Accident?

If your spouse or another family member is covered under an employer's workers' compensation insurance, he or she is entitled to receive paid medical treatment by a workers' compensation-approved medical provider. Typically, workers must report a workplace accident and injuries immediately to receive workers' comp benefits.

Brain injury symptoms, however, may not appear right away. If you notice symptoms such as blurred vision, change in personality, short-term memory loss or any other abnormal behavior, have your loved one report the concerns to his or her employer and seek medical attention for a complete diagnosis right away.

Eric, Randy, and Sarah have over 30+ years of combined experience in dealing with injuries suffered at the workplace. We will fight for your rights, and ensure that you are properly compensated for the injuries that you have sustained.

Call us at 515-225-4485, or visit us at www.loneylaw.com.

We look forward to fighting for you.

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