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On-the-job head injuries may be difficult to detect

In any job, there is a chance that you might suffer an injury of some kind. The good news is that workers' compensation benefits often allow injured workers to remain relatively financially stable as they recover from their injury. The bad news is that insurance companies will often only pay the amount of compensation that they believe the injured worker deserves based on the extent of the injuries, so if some injuries are overlooked or underestimated, the financial ramifications could be disastrous.

Arguably the most serious types of injury that a person could suffer are injuries to the head. Such injuries could impair motor functions or cognitive ability, sometimes making it impossible to lead a normal life, let alone return to work. What makes these injuries even more dangerous is the fact that they can sometimes go undetected for weeks, months or even years after they were suffered.

Imagine you are working around a heavy machine. A sudden malfunction causes a heavy piece of metal to fly toward your head, and you throw your hands up to protect yourself. If you suffer broken bones from the collision, you will likely receive workers' compensation benefits to cover your medical expenses and perhaps even lack of wages. However, if the object also struck your head, you may not realize that you are suffering from a serious injury that is not being covered by your benefits.

If you suffer a head injury of any kind on the job, it is in your best interests to have a full medical evaluation done as soon as possible. You may detect a head injury that you were not aware of. If you become aware of a head injury suffered from a workplace accident in Pennsylvania, visit our webpage to learn how we can help you prove the full extent of your head injury so that you can recover the compensation you deserve.

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