BRAIN INJURY

Head and brain injuries may be caused by auto accidents, work accidents, slip and falls and other unforeseen dangers. People who have sustained a head or brain injury may require significant medical and rehabilitative treatment. In severe cases, brain injuries may cause permanent cognitive, sensory or motor impairments that make it impossible for an accident victim to maintain gainful employment. Being the victim of a brain injury may qualify you for benefits and financial compensation according to South Carolina law.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury, contact Brain Injury Lawyer Ryan Montgomery.  Mr. Montgomery represents clients throughout Upstate South Carolina in auto accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.

He is a dedicated advocate for clients who have sustained a head or brain injury, including:

  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Closed-head injury
  • Skull fracture
  • Contusion
  • Brain damage

Contact attorney Ryan Montgomery today to schedule your free consultation.

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Brain Injury Basics

The negative impact of brain injuries has gained media attention. In part, this new spotlight is connected to concussion research of players in the National Football League, or NFL. Although the NFL has provided funding for research and increased public awareness of the long lasting medical complications that can be tied to brain injuries, it is important to note that brain injuries often occur off the football field.

Brain injuries can occur in many circumstances, including workplace accidents. A study conducted with the National Institute of Health found brain injuries that occur within the workplace can lead to millions in medical costs and lost wages. The study also found accidents that led to brain injuries within the workplace were on the rise.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur whenever a person receives a violent blow or jolt to the head. Even a mild case can lead to temporary dysfunction of the cells within the brain while serious injuries can lead to long-term complications and even death.

The effects of brain injuries vary, but can include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Slurred speech
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Persistent headaches

In addition to these symptoms, brain injuries are linked to the development of degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia later in life. Victims of brain injuries can also experience nerve damage leading to the loss of vision and facial paralysis as well as cognitive problems with memory and concentration.

Brain Injury Workers Comp Claims

Experts with Mayo Clinic note that falls are a common cause of these injuries. Falls can occur in various work settings, including construction sites and factories. Brain injuries can result from an accident at work and under South Carolina workers’ compensation law workers’ compensation benefits may be available.

Workers’ compensation is a benefit program that was designed to help ensure employees injured while working would receive prompt and reasonable income and medical benefits while recovering. Although federal programs are available for federal employees, each state has its own benefit system. In South Carolina, workers’ compensation is administered by the South Carolina Industrial Commission.

When an employee is injured at work, he or she must promptly report the injury to the employer. Without prompt notification, compensation may be negated.

It is important to take brain injuries seriously. Those injured while working should take steps to apply for workers’ compensation benefits to help cover the costs of medical and rehabilitative expenses as well as lost wages.

If you are injured on the job, applying for workers’ compensation benefits can be a daunting task. Contact an experienced brain and head injury lawyer to discuss your situation and better ensure you receive the most benefits available.

Protect Your Rights

If you have sustained a head or brain injury as a result of an accident, contact an attorney immediately. What may initially seem like a minor injury may be much more. Many people do not realize they have sustained a concussion until they receive proper medical care. Warning signs that indicate you may have sustained a brain injury include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vision changes
  • Fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Change in mood
  • Change in temperament

Ryan Montgomery brings to each case more than a decade of legal experience. He previously worked as an insurance defense attorney, so he is able to anticipate defenses that may be raised by opposing counsel and build a strong case for the compensation you deserve.

Contact Attorney Ryan Montgomery

To schedule your free consultation with Greenville brain injury lawyer Ryan Montgomery, call (864) 207-4764.

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Columbia - (803) 999-1111

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