A brain injury is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person. We came across an article written by a man who suffered a severe brain injury that discusses the difficulties he has faced while recovering.
Christopher Erle was 26 years old when he experienced a serious brain injury. He says that, as a result of the injury, he could no longer use his arms or legs. He also could no longer read, write, or speak.
Christopher has experienced what is called aphasia.
According to WebMD, aphasia “is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to language parts of the brain.” While it is common in people who have suffered from a stroke, it can also occur to people who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.
Christopher, like other people who suffer from aphasia, had to relearn all of his communication skills. It has been a slow process that has taken years.
At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we know that Christopher is not alone in dealing with his brain injury. Many people who have suffered workplace injuries have also gone through what he has experienced. It has ended their career and hurt the finances. If you need San Diego traumatic brain injury attorney, call us today.
WHAT ARE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
Traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone. If we look at the main causes, we can see how that is the case:
- Falls (at home, in a store, at work, etc.)
- Violent (domestic violence, assaults, gunshot)
- Car crashes
- Objects falling from above
- Sports injuries
Looking at that list, it is clear that these injuries can arise due to workplace incidents. We know that more than 5.3 million people with disabilities caused by TBIs in the United States.
We also know that there is a wide range of severity with these types of injuries:
- Mild traumatic brain injuries are more commonly known as concussions. However, they should be taken seriously. If a person sustains a concussion and returns to work before they are healed, they run the risk of experiencing a major TBI if they suffer another blow to the head.
- Major traumatic brain injuries are serious and often result in long-term disabilities, as Christopher Erle shows us. While he has made progress towards recovery, many people are not ever able to work or enjoy life again.
MOVING FORWARD WITH HELP
If you or a loved one have experienced a brain injury due to a work incident that was caused by someone else, seek legal assistance now. At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we know that your focus needs to be on recovery. That is why our qualified and experienced team will work diligently on your behalf to recover the compensation you need. This can include coverage of medical bills as well as hidden expenses like lost wages and pain and suffering damages. If you need a San Diego work-related brain injury attorney, you can contact usfor a free consultation by calling at 619-296-5884.