West Virginia Brain Injury Attorneys
Logging, coal mining and drilling accidents can result in serious head trauma. While a helmet may shield a worker’s head from exterior damage, the sudden acceleration and deceleration of the brain inside the skull can still result in injury. Family members are often the first to notice that their loved one is not the same after the accident. A person with a brain injury may be irritable, have difficulty concentrating, or show other symptoms such as headaches or sleep problems. At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our lawyers help injured people obtain the medical care they need and the compensation they deserve. If your loved one has suffered a head injury on or off the job, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We have offices in Charleston, Logan and Summersville.
Workers’ Compensation and Brain Injuries
A brain injury resulting from an accident at work may go undiagnosed and untreated in our workers’ compensation system. If your loved one is not receiving the care he or she needs following a head trauma accident at work, our lawyers will help you get a second opinion from a medical professional who is qualified to diagnose brain injuries.
If your family member’s injury was caused by unsafe work conditions such as a safety violation or lack of proper training, your family member may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against his or her employer under West Virginia’s deliberate intent laws.
Auto Accidents Involving Head Trauma
A brain injury can occur in an auto accident even when there is no loss of consciousness. Feelings of being dazed and confused may be passed off as a temporary reaction to pain medication. Unfortunately, these symptoms may not go away quickly and in some cases can result in permanent impairment.
You are entitled to recover compensation for all of your damages, including pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages, as long as you were less than 50 percent at fault for the accident.
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With Our Head Injury Attorneys in West Virginia
Contact our catastrophic injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation in Charleston, Logan or Summersville.