Can I Receive a Workers’ Comp Settlement for a Concussion at Work?
If you’ve experienced a head injury while on the job, you should know that you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in a Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (2020), approximately 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported. While data surrounding the extent of head injuries that occurred in the workplace for 2020 isn’t available, it’s safe to say that many workers have experienced some form of occupational injury. Head injuries, like a concussion, can be considered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs due to either experiencing impact to the head or violent shaking of the head. If you’ve been injured while working and endured a concussion, Shultz Legal team can help guide you through the workers’ comp process and what you should know about settlements.
Workers’ Comp Settlements Can Be Awarded for Workplace Concussions
Getting a concussion while performing routine duties of your job isn’t something that any employee ever bargains for. A workplace concussion can cause debilitating symptoms like nausea, ongoing headaches, memory loss, concentration issues, behavior changes, and many other problematic symptoms that can impact your quality of life. In addition, some individuals may develop post-concussion syndrome for a more extended time. That’s why it’s vital to seek out the care of an experienced doctor and legal team following a concussion in the workplace to see if you’re eligible for receiving workers’ compensation benefits or a settlement.
Be Wary of Independent Medical Exams Through Insurance
You’ll want to be wary about accepting the first opinion of any independent medical exams offered by insurance. Instead, you’ll want to get in touch with Shultz Legal team to help guide you on your journey following a concussion that’s occurred in the workplace so that we can advocate on behalf of your workplace injury. For many employees that end up being awarded benefits or a settlement in the event of a workplace concussion, they might’ve been previously offered a lowball offer from an insurance company.
Shultz Legal Team Can Advocate on Your Behalf
Shultz Legal team can advocate on your behalf to receive your rightful compensation to benefits or a settlement following a concussion that occurred within the workplace due to your responsibilities. If you’ve experienced a concussion while working, get in contact with Shultz Legal team immediately for a consultation. We can determine if you may be entitled to receive benefits, or even a settlement, due to your workplace injury.
Shultz Legal Can Represent Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Shultz Legal is your experienced workers' compensation law office with convenient locations in Baltimore and Bowie, MD. We have the expertise to help ensure that you or a loved one can navigate the Workers Compensation claim process with confidence. Contact us today to help secure your rightful benefits and recoup financial losses from mounting medical bills. Give us a call at (410) 505-7627 or submit a request for a case consultation using our online contact form.