Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Workers’ Compensation
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Being injured on the job is a serious setback, but if the injury you sustain is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you could be looking at a lifetime of loss. Our brains make us uniquely ourselves, and suffering and injury that tips this fine balance can be as physically devastating as it is emotionally. If you have suffered a TBI on the job, it is time to reach out to an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation attorney.


Common Causes

TBIs are commonly caused by a serious blow to the head, which can be the result of any of the following kinds of dangerous accidents on the job:

  • Slip and fall accidents (especially from heights)
  • Traffic accidents (when driving as a function of your work)
  • Caught-in-betweens (being trapped in between two massive, unyielding forces)
  • Accidents caused by falling debris 

The kinds of work that are most closely associated with TBIs include:

When an injury affects your brain, it can alter the way you interact with the world, which – in turn – can alter your life as you know it. 

Effects of a TBI

A TBI can leave you unable to perform your job due to its many varied symptoms and effects. Each person will experience different symptoms, which might include:

  • Difficulty with communication, including verbal or written language
  • Trouble following basic directions
  • Other cognitive impairments
  • Memory issues
  • Behavioral impairments and lack of emotional control
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Lack of coordination or balance
  • Sensory issues
  • Slurred speech

Many effects of TBIs can prevent you from performing your job duties. In addition, your doctor might order you to rest and refrain from engaging in any activity that puts you at risk of another head trauma, as this can be life-threatening before your current TBI heals. Some people might have permanent impairments due to a TBI.

Your Medical and Rehabilitation Needs

If you have suffered a serious TBI at work, you are likely to not only be out of a job but also to experience considerable medical and rehabilitation expenses, which can include:

  • Ongoing medical costs, including future doctor visits for secondary health and mental health concerns
  • Medications
  • Counseling and mental health therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • At home nursing care and/or assistance with the activities of daily living
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments

When it comes to TBIs, the costs associated with medical care and rehabilitation can be difficult to overstate.  

Seek the Professional Legal Counsel of an Experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

If an accident on the job leaves you with a traumatic brain injury, Danielle Pinkston at Pinkston Law Group, P.C., in Joliet, Illinois, is a trusted workers’ compensation attorney who not only cares about your claim but who is also well positioned and well prepared to help you. Our skilled legal team is on your side, so please don’t put off contacting us for more information today.



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