Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Having an understanding of the common ways workplace accidents can happen can help, but putting procedures and safety measures in place can help to prevent them. Still, even with good planning, many workplace accidents do occur. Workers are not required to prove a workplace accident was the employer’s fault in order to have a valid workers compensation claim. They need to essentially prove that they were an employee when the accident occurred, that an accident occurred during work or that an occupational illness happened due to work, and that the injuries were caused by the accident or occupational exposure that was unique to that occupation.
Joe Miller has fought for thousands of injured workers. He understands why accidents occur and what injuries result from each type of accident. He works with medical professionals to prove the injuries occurred, to show when the worker can, if possible, really return to work, what medical restrictions may be required, when workers will have to be retrained, and when workers will never be able to work again.
Workers who suffer a workplace accident due to a fall, a vehicle accident, an electrical failure, or any type of accident can suffer a broad range of injuries. Injuries normally flow from the type of accident. Falls typically cause broken bones and soft tissue injuries. Electrical injuries can cause death, shock, burns, respiratory failure, brain injuries, and other health problems.
In addition to workplace accidents, many workers suffer occupational illnesses. Occupational illnesses will be discussed in another blog.
Joe Miller Esq. has been helping injured workers for over 25 years. He has helped thousands of North Carolina and Virginia workers get full compensation and strong settlements including past and future lost wages, medical bill payments, and permanent partial impairment. To make an appointment with attorney Joe Miller, call (888) 694-1671 or complete his contact form.
Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
There are many reasons a person can suffer a traumatic brain injury at work. Many of these are due to some type of trauma such as:
The cause of the fall does not matter in North Carolina and Virginia Worker’s Compensation Claims. The key is that the worker was an employee at the time the incident occurred and that the onset of injury was due to a sudden, identifiable occurrence.
Brain injuries can also happen through diseases or when there is exposure to certain toxic chemicals.
Workers who suffer a work-related brain injury or illness often need extensive physical and occupational therapy. Many workers never return to the life they once knew and have lower abilities than they had before the work injury happened. The medical costs can be quite extensive. Workers may be out of work for a long time, may have to work at a less demanding job or may never return to work.
Insurance companies try to get workers back to work before they are they ready. They will contest every aspect of your case if it means they will pay less money. Workers who suffer brain injuries need experienced worker’s compensation lawyers who will fight to get every dollar the law allows. North Carolina and Virginia lawyer Joe Miller has helped thousands of personal injury victims. He will fight the insurance companies. Phone Lawyer Joe Miller today at 888-694-1671 or complete his online contact form.
Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Brain injuries are one of the most serious types of injuries a worker can suffer. The symptoms can be hard to detect because they may not appear right away. There are different types of head injuries that can occur at work. Some of these injuries may occur in combination meaning a person can have more than one type of brain injury.
A head injury is very serious. It can cause a permanent disaiblity, paryalysis, impairment of mental faculties or even death. While there are steps workers can do to prevent head injuries such as wearing a helmet, injuries at work happen for all sorts of reason and should be dealt with seriously.
Head injuries to the brain, scalp and skull are generally caused by some type of trauma or high-impact. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur in an instant. Common symptoms of a TBI include a dramatic change in a person’s cognitive skills, behavior and their physical pain. Headaches, seizures, difficulty in talking can require long-term physical therapy. For workers, the occupational therapy can last a long time too.
Some of the types of TBIs are:
Experienced Virginia and North Carolina Lawyer Joe Miller Knows How to Help Brain Injury Victims
If you or a loved suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer who can fight the insurance companies. Attorney Joe Miller has been helping personal injury victims for over 25 years. He can help you. Contact Lawyer Joe Miller today at 888-694-1671 and ask for me, Joe Miller, or email me at email@example.com.