The physical injuries that many first responders suffer are serious and significant. They include such things as a police officer getting shot or a firefighter suffering a fall in a burning building.
A lawsuit was filed by five professional football players who used to play for the Kansas City Chiefs. The plaintiffs claim the team lied about the risks of head injuries and hid the injuries during 1987 and 1993, when there was no collective bargaining agreement in position in the NFL.
Often we discuss many of the different ways that a brain injury can impact a worker after an accident. There are the physical implications, that require therapy and check-ups, and there are financial implications from medical expenses. For brain injury victims, these are the immediate concerns that come up after the injury.
It's no surprise that a head injury can result from a number of different traumatic incidents. Whether while at work at a construction site or trying to retrieve a ream of paper from a top shelf, a worker can get struck on the head and unknowingly have a brain injury.
Head trauma can happen to anyone, and if the brain sustains injury as a result, it can significantly impact that individual's life. For brain injury victims, research to find new treatments is important for the recovery process.
"It's just a bump on the head" is the phrase you hear from your loved one. The phrase is meant to reassure you that the seemingly minor head injury is just that: a minor injury. But even a simple concussion can have serious symptoms that don't become noticeable until days or even weeks after the initial injury.
Despite many of the safety precautions that an employer implements, such as warning signs or requiring hard hats in construction zones, a head injury is a possibility. And while some head injuries may simply require a day off and a pain reliever, other head injuries can cause long-term injuries or disabilities.
Many people in Denver may think that traumatic brain injuries, despite their name, are not serious enough to prevent someone from returning to work, but these kinds of accidents can severely restrict what an individual is able to do. While not all work-related head injuries in Colorado are going to keep an employee from ever working again, there are a number of serious workplace head injuries that force employees onto workers' compensation every year.
It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone in Aurora that it is insurance companies that support restricting how long an individual has to apply for workers' compensation benefits. Although there are many people in Colorado who have no problem meeting the time limits in place on Colorado workers' compensation benefits, because they apply shortly after being injured. Sometimes, however, an injury will only manifest after the individual has moved on to a new job.