Maritime Head & Brain Injuries
The maritime workplace is a risky environment full of potential risks. Everything from a fall on a deck wet with sea water to moving machine parts can be the potential cause of a head injury. Injuries to the head can be especially dangerous because their severity is not always immediately apparent. Many people incorrectly believe that a blow to head that does not knock a person unconscious can’t be too serious.
An injury to the brain can cause serious and irreversible damage, or even death. Recovery may mean having to relearn how to perform life’s basic tasks. Many brain injury sufferers never fully regain the cognitive abilities they possessed before the injury.
You may need an attorney in order to seek the compensation entitled to you by federal law, and it is essential that you choose the right one. Your future may depend on it. Allow us to use our decades of experience to find the right attorney for your unique case.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in the course of work at sea, you may be entitled to compensation under federal law to cover the costs of your treatment, lost wages and potentially more. Contact Avram Blair & Associates today for a free consultation to learn how we may be able to find the attorney with the right skills to seek this on your behalf.
The Silent Injury
A brain injury can result from any trauma to the head, including incidents that may seem minor at the time. Symptoms may include:
- Vision problems
Because the initial symptoms may not be interpreted as severe, it can be easy to overlook a brain injury and delay treatment. The outcome when this happens may be tragic.
In 2012 alone, more than 6,000 seamen were injured at sea, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Working on an oil rig or shipping vessel is a difficult task, and this is why there are legal protections for maritime workers when they are injured.
After a traumatic brain injury, treatment often becomes the focus of life. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you may face extraordinary medical bills and feel uncertain of your ability to support your family.
But there is help available. You may deserve to be compensated under federal maritime law, and we can find you the attorney who will best handle your unique case.