Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N

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.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Cranberry Twp Law Office Map

400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Suite 102
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation