Brain Injury Lawyers
When an employee sustains a blow or jolt to the head, perhaps through a blast, fall or other form of impact, they might end up with a brain injury. While brain injuries can be an acquired type, such as when brain function is impaired due to lack of oxygen, they can also manifest as a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
When a severe brain injury is experienced while on the job, it may or may not be immediately documented. For instance, initial medical attention involving CT scans or MRIs do not always detect damage to the brain. Thus, while friends, family, colleagues and even the injured employee may suspect that something is amiss, the lack of medical evidence (not to mention the time lapse) may appear to work in favor of the insurance company over the injured worker.
At Wern Lawyers in North Charleston, we dedicate our professional lives to personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. We understand that a serious work-related brain injury may be difficult to prove. Yet, we remain undeterred in our quest to get you fair and timely workers’ compensation benefits in the aftermath of your brain injury. With seasoned experience and knowledge regarding rules and limitations for those having sustained a brain injury, our clients trust us to make things right again.
We Ensure Injured Workers’ Rights Are Protected
South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act is developed to protect those who get injured on the job, including those that suffer a severe brain injury. Wern Lawyers will ensure that the law remains on your side while you get the medical and wage benefits you need, in a fair and timely manner.
Suppose you or someone you love has been permanently or completely disabled as a result of a work-related injury. Under workers’ compensation law, the employee in this case is entitled to no less than 500 weeks (10 years) of benefits, with the exception of paralysis and physical brain injury. What does this mean? In the case of paralysis or severe physical brain injury, employees may be eligible for benefits for the rest of their lives. In other cases, the number of weeks that an employee receives benefits is related to the severity of their injury.
To guarantee that your rights are protected and that claims are submitted and filed in accordance with applicable laws, deadlines and legal standards, a reputable workers’ compensation attorney is key. Wern Lawyers is happy to discuss your injury and evaluate your claim at no charge. Contact our office today to get the help that you need.