An Attorney for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Of course, you cannot put a price on a human being. While all injuries experienced on a job are unacceptable, some of them are devastating and leave an imprint on the victim and their families forever. Forever is certainly a long time to mourn, remember what was, or pay medical expenses.
Now, what constitutes extreme injury? Certainly, broken bones deserve compensation, but what about an injury that can take your entire life away without even killing you? Brain injuries can take a whole person and leave them empty. They are the most difficult to treat and are often the most expensive to treat. Both mild and severe brain injuries have long-lasting effects. Frekhtman and Associates is a law firm that specializes in work-related injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are a specialty, as well.
As reported by OSHA, 4, 679 workers were killed on the job in 2014. The number is approximately the same every year. Even more, were reported as injured. The types of injuries and deaths reported were:
- Being struck by objects
- Caught in/between
All of these things resulted in a multitude of tragedies. Among these tragedies were brain injuries. Now, aside from emotional trauma and stress experienced by the victim and their families, what does a brain injury typically cost?
A mild brain injury for one person can result in $85,000 worth of medical expenses. A severe brain injury can result in over $3 million worth of medical expenses and a lifetime of debt for all those involved. All too often, victims and their families take the low-road and pay for these things themselves.
The important question, though, is why should they? Unfortunately, they feel as if it was simply an accident and that nothing can be done. Our law firm is here to inform you that the owner of the business is at fault more often than not.
Routine checks and maintenance are rarely performed on most job sites. Requirements such as wearing a helmet get swept under the rug and other important rules get broken, as well. Why do they get broken, though?
- Cuts cost for the company
- Uneducated of the facts
- Simple negligence
Why should you or your family suffer in order to save costs for the very company that causes this trauma? We are here to help you.
If you find yourself in agreement with this article or find yourself in the same situation, please contact us today.