About Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can result from any number of occurrences including car crashes, workplace injuries, defective products, and injuries sustained on commercial or private properties. A traumatic brain injury need not be the result of a one-time incident. Studies have shown that many small injuries sustained over time can be as debilitating as a single occurrence wherein an individual is knocked unconscious. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is among the most common causes of death and disability in young people. While car crashes lead the way, more and more frequently, youth sports and recreational activities are contributing factors. Traumatic brain injury can result in lifelong medical problems requiring constant medical attention or permanent skilled nursing or home health care.
Traumatic Brain Injury in The Workplace
While covered under workers' compensation laws, traumatic brain injuries sustained in the workplace require an experienced personal injury law team to make sure your rights or those of your loved one are protected. The attorneys and physicians to whom you or your loved one are referred by the employer are not there to be yours or your loved one's advocates.
You or your loved one are required at work to perform a task, perhaps enter a confined space, climb a ladder, enter a maze of pipes or structural steel and a fall or other incident occurs and you or your loved one are no longer able to work -- perhaps permanently. You need an advocate experienced in South Carolina Workers' compensation law and has experience with traumatic brain injury. Oftentimes, permanent care is required because you or your loved one are no longer able to work, or even worse, unable to perform the simplest of tasks such as dressing oneself or even to communicate. At Hughey Law Firm, we will be your fierce advocate. We know South Carolina Workers' Compensation Law and have experience with the tragic consequences of traumatic brain injuries sustained on the job. Before you sign anything at work, please contact us for a free consultation regarding yours or your loved one's workplace traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth Sports
More often than not, youth sports teams are headed by volunteer coaches, the majority of whom are not medical professionals. While increased attention is being paid to so-called "concussion protocols", most of the individuals on the sideline or in the dugout are neither trained nor qualified to make a medical diagnosis. "How many fingers am I holding up, son? Good. You're OK. Now get back out there. You're tougher than this." How many of us have heard this? High school sports events are only marginally safer. At least there is usually an ambulance stationed near the field or gym. As parents, we have little recourse when our child suffers a traumatic brain injury. At Hughey Law Firm, we believe organizing bodies, equipment manufacturers, and other entities should be held accountable. If your child has suffered such an injury, contact the personal injury lawyers at Hughey Law Firm. We will vigorously and aggressively pursue every available avenue to make sure the responsible parties pay for the immediate and ongoing medical bills as well as long-term care and other expenses.
Traumatic Brain Injury From Recreational Activities
Children injuries on playscapes, safety equipment that does not protect as advertised, both children and adults can suffer traumatic brain injuries as a result of recreational activities. While we try our best to supervise our children, playscapes at fast-food restaurants, municipal parks, and even private residences are designed for smaller bodies than ours and we are not often able to enter those spaces to rescue those precious little ones we are charged to protect and nurture.
Substandard safety equipment such as bicycle helmets sold to protect but which do not meet minimum safety standards and allow head injuries to occur, often are a contributing factor in traumatic brain injury in both children and adults.
Whatever the cause, Hughey Law Firm has the experience and resources to pursue premises liability and product liability claims against property owners and products manufacturers for the negligence contributing to a traumatic brain injury. Please don't let the responsible party get by without being held accountable. Contact us for a free consultation regarding your traumatic brain injury case.
Contact us online or call 843-881-8644 or toll-free 1-877-811-8644 to schedule a free consultation. We do not charge attorney fees or costs unless we help you recover damages for your claim. A traumatic brain injury lawyer from our team at Hughey Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina is ready to help you with your case.
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