Cramer and Martinez

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7459 Monterey St., Suite A, Gilroy, CA 95020

Santa Clara County Work-Related Head Injury Attorneys

San Benito County workplace head and neck injury law firm

Lawyers For Workers' Compensation Claims Involving Head and Neck Injuries in Gilroy and Morgan Hill

Head and neck injuries can be frightening to deal with, as they have the potential to affect both your physical and mental health and abilities. If you suffer one of these injuries in the course of your work, it is important to know how you can seek workers' compensation through your employer and obtain the benefits you need to cover your medical care and reduce the impact of your lost wages.

The qualified attorneys at Cramer & Martinez, LLP can help you in your pursuit of compensation. We will guide you through the steps required to notify your employer of your head or neck injury and submit a claim, obtain authorization for medical treatment, and resolve any disputes or disagreements with the claims administrator. Our 20 years of combined experience has prepared us to handle every aspect of the worker's compensation process.

Workplace Head and Neck Injuries in California

Work-related head and neck injuries can vary significantly in severity, and they may be the result of many different contributing factors, including the environment in which you work and the actions of yourself, your employer, and third parties you encounter in your work. The specific cause of your injuries usually does not affect the benefits you receive, as long as you can demonstrate that the injury happened at work or in the course of your work.

Possible workplace neck injuries include muscle strains and pulls due to heavy lifting, as well as pinched nerves resulting from repetitive motion. Degenerative disk conditions in the neck vertebrae can also develop in office workers and others who hold a position for a long period of time. Other neck injuries are the result of more direct trauma. For example, a truck driver or another employee who drives for work may suffer whiplash from the sudden impact of a collision. Falls and car accidents can also result in fractured vertebrae in the neck, or spinal cord damage and paralysis.

Workplace head injuries are often the result of a one-time accident involving blunt force trauma. This could be a slip and fall, a fall from a high place, a vehicle crash, or an incident involving a falling object. Skull fractures, concussions, and other traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common examples, and these can have long-lasting effects on vision and other senses, mental health, and cognitive abilities. Employees who experience repetitive head trauma at work may also develop neurological conditions like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Available Benefits for Head and Neck Injuries

If your claim for workers' compensation is accepted by your employer's claims administrator, at a minimum you can expect that your medical care will be covered. You and your employer will make arrangements to determine your primary treating physician, who will recommend treatment measures based on accepted medical guidelines. Workers' compensation will cover immediate care in the case of an emergency, as well as surgery, medication, rehabilitation and therapy, mental health care, and other expenses depending on the situation.

The nature of head and neck injuries means that they often result in the impairment of an employee's abilities, and they may prevent an employee from returning to work for a time or even permanently. Workers' compensation provides temporary disability benefits when you are unable to earn your full wages during your recovery, and if you are permanently disabled in a way that affects your work tasks, you may also be entitled to permanent disability benefits.

Contact a Hollister, CA Head and Neck Injury Lawyer

As you recover from your work-related head or neck injury, we will help you take care of the legal process of obtaining compensation. Contact us today at 408-848-1113 for a free consultation and advice tailored to your case. We serve clients in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Hollister, Salinas, Watsonville, Los Banos, San Jose, and throughout Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, San Benito County, and the surrounding areas.

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