Even with OSHA requirements and the increasing awareness of workers of the risks of head and brain injuries on the job, such accidents and injuries remain on the rise. All too frequently seemingly minor head injuries are being ignored by workers and the real effects of these injuries are realized only after the time to file a claim with their employer has expired. If you have had any recent head injury on the job and have not reported it through your employers it would be a very good thing to do immediately. If you need help, please contact our Florida workplace head injury lawyer, Kevin A. Moore. Kevin will assist you with your catastrophic injury by getting the Workers’ Compensation treatments and protection that workers are entitled to.
Hidden brain injuries are one of the most difficult medical cases for patients and their families. They can also be one of the most challenging to be accepted by Workers’ Comp insurance companies. If you have had any head injury on the job and have a number of the symptoms described below it is highly advised that you seek help through a Tampa workplace attorney.
IT IS IMPORTANT that you first work through your WC appointed doctor – you could jeopardize your benefits if you do not – call Kevin to get an understanding of why this is true.
If you have been injured or had an event that produced head trauma or brain injury, perhaps someone needs to look closer. Following any head injury incident, have you or your family noticed the following; even weeks after an accident (if so, make sure your doctor knows):
Yes_____ No_____ Nausea / Vomiting
Yes_____ No_____ Blurred or other vision problems
Yes_____ No_____ Loss of sensation, weakness in the arms or legs
Yes_____ No_____ Impaired attention and concentration
Yes_____ No_____ Problems with following directions
Yes_____ No_____ Memory problems
Yes_____ No_____ Balance problems
Yes_____ No_____ Ringing in ears
Yes_____ No_____ Weakness
Yes_____ No_____ Low breathing rate or drop in blood pressure
Yes_____ No_____ Slurred speech or blurred vision
Yes_____ No_____ Significant mood changes
Yes_____ No_____ Sudden defects in vision
Yes_____ No_____ Loss of fine movement coordination
Yes_____ No_____ Reduced reasoning and problem solving
Yes_____ No_____ Drainage of bloody or clear fluids from ears or nose
Yes_____ No_____ Any symptom which gets worse; headaches, nausea or sleepiness
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also called acquired brain injury or simply head injury is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. TBIs primarily occur when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. A Traumatic Brain Injury can result from both skull penetrating and non-penetrating events. The results of traumatic brain injury vary widely in type and duration; the symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. With such varying causes and effects it is important that any worker who encounters a head injury with any of the symptoms or characteristics above file a Workers Comp claim and be checked out by a qualified physician. If your employer or workers comp insurance carrier fail to authorize appropriate WC treatment you should contact a good Tampa workplace head injury attorney immediately.
The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore helps victims of Tampa, Florida work place head injuries receive just compensation for their losses. We’re not just another law firm. He is highly experienced at handling workers’ compensation cases. Dealing with On The Job Injuries is what we do. We serve clients throughout the State of Florida.
Your injury is serious and your legal rights are important to you and your family. Make sure your rights and your family are protected. Call a lawyer. It is critical that you do the research to find a reputable and capable attorney. We believe our success is based not only on our results but in the personal relationships we have with our clients. Attorney Moore’s skill in recovering large awards and settlements speaks for itself about the quality of our representation, quality that we refer to as the “Advantage of Experience.”
This Website discusses our legal practice and our credentials, and it provides powerful educational information on Workers’ Compensation Law. Every case is unique and deserves to be evaluated on its own merits. Please contact us for a free consultation before making a decision about representation. You will speak with Kevin Moore directly, not a staff member.
Our Firm welcomes the challenges offered by difficult cases involving serious injuries and complex issues. If you have been injured due to any work place related incident, do not hesitate to call and talk to us. You deserve to know your valuable Legal Rights.
You Need An Attorney Who Specializes In The Complexities of Workers Compensation Law. What you don’t need is a lawyer who “also” practices Workers’ Compensation. Florida Workers Compensation laws can change regularly and ensuring your lawyer is highly competent in this specific area is critical. As a matter of history, Florida has undergone major workers compensation law changes in 1989, 1994 and 2002. Additionally, the Judges of Workers Compensation continue to modify the law based on their rulings. Attorney Moore is fully apprized of the latest law changes and will position your case to maximize your benefits.
You should select your Tampa workplace head injury attorney for their expertise and experience in specific categories of cases. The “right lawyer” for your Workers’ Comp case is the person who has substantial experience handling a case very similar to yours, who can and will take action at once. Kevin Moore has handled 1,000’s of workers compensation cases since 1992.
If this head injury occurred because of a Tampa, Florida workplace accident, you should rightfully expect your employer and their insurance company to provide quality care, covering all of your injury related expenses, and compensate you, while you are unable to work if you authorized physician indicates, for your resulting lost income. These are reasonable expectations but all too often you end up having to fight the insurance company for your rightful compensation.
You Are Covered By The Law: According to the Florida Workers Compensation Statute Chapter 440 Section 15 – you could qualify for Temporary Total or Temporary Partial Disability Wages and be entitled to up to 66% of your average weekly wages during the time period of such disability. There are some restrictions and you may have disagreements with the insurance company about them. If this is your circumstance or are worried that you may have such a disagreement with the insurance company then now is the time to contact Kevin Moore’s Workers Compensation Law Firm.
Insurance companies are supposed to pay you every two weeks you are out of work because of your injuries. If they don’t pay you timely they owe you penalties and interest. They are also supposed to pay you based upon your last 13 weeks of wages earned. In many cases the insurance company incorrectly calculates your benefits incorrectly and underpays you. You need a lawyer to fight for your lost wage benefits.
The insurance company is required to pay your authorized workers compensation medical expenses, prescription medications and your medical mileage. Many times the insurance carrier refuses to pay a medical bill or prescriptions and you are left with these expenses.
Just when you are at your weakest you may have to fight the insurance company for the most basic benefits. Workers Comp Insurance companies are notorious for denying claims, and denying rightful or quality care and services. The insurance company’s goal is to save money – not to assure you your rightful care and compensation. If you have had a catastrophic injury you are not in a position to fight the insurance company and more than likely neither is your family. You need to know that your lawyer will take care of the issues that arise and have your best interest at hand.
The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore will listen to you with compassion and understanding. Attorney Kevin More will evaluate your medical records, communicate with your doctors and deal with the insurance adjuster and attorney.. If you are not getting what you are entitled to, Kevin is ready to fight the insurance companies for you at depositions, mediations and, if necessary, at trial.
Kevin Moore has been aggressively practicing law and guiding and protecting his clients’ interests since 1992. Kevin and his Firm have handled thousands of workplace head injury cases and a significant number of cases involving catastrophic injury. No Workers Compensation attorney will do a better job in seeing that you get justice and compensation for your workplace loss. Call us or contact us now. His consultations are always free and you never pay a fee unless we win your case. No matter where you are in Florida, The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore will be on your side and by your side.
Our main goal is taking care of our clients. Kevin handles all of his cases personally, speaks with each of his clients regularly and is always fighting to get the benefits you deserve. Our culture revolves around client services. Our primary focus is to do excellent work for each and every client; to go all out and win the case. Building solid relationships with our clients and producing great results is what we do.
Reach out to our firm to speak with a seasoned Florida workplace head injury lawyer as soon as possible.