Atlanta Head Injuries & Concussions

Stephen R. Hasner
Managing Partner at Hasner Law PC
May 10, 2024
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If you sustain a concussion or head injury at work, you might find your life quickly turned upside down. Not only can such an injury occur at almost any workplace, but the consequences can also have life-altering effects. The information below can help you learn more about the causes of these injuries, as well as the long road to rehabilitation faced by many who suffer from head injuries. Reach out to our Atlanta workers’ comp attorney for legal support if you’ve experienced a workplace head injury.

Common Causes of Workplace Head Injuries & Concussion in Atlanta

Injuries to the head are surprisingly common, and it takes relatively little for such an injury to be traumatic. Common causes of workplace head injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Falling objects (including improperly secured stock)
  • Motor vehicle or heavy equipment collisions
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Broken, malfunctioning, or improperly maintained equipment

Not only are the causes of these injuries varied, but so too are the symptoms. Symptoms may range from dizziness and headaches to concussions, fainting, seizures and comas. Head injuries should not be taken lightly.

Rehabilitation of Head & Concussion Injuries

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According to the Brain Injury Association of America and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, rehabilitation from a brain injury can take from six months to a decade, depending on the severity of the injury, overall physical health of the individual injured and a host of other factors. While it is entirely possible that a relatively minor injury could leave few long-lasting effects, a truly traumatic head or brain injury will often bring about consequences that will follow the injured party for the rest of his or her life. Due to this, the cost of any given head or brain injury can actually be quite high.

Medical care for a brain injury generally begins in the intensive care unit of a hospital. Costs can quickly exceed tens of thousands of dollars, especially if the individual injured is uninsured. Once cleared from the ICU, the next step in the recovery process is in-patient rehabilitation, usually still within the hospital. If an individual is able to make progress in this setting, he or she may continue rehabilitation at a residential treatment facility before being discharged to outpatient therapy. Costs quickly add up during this process, as rehabilitation may be necessary to re-teach the injured individual the basic skills of how to live his or her life.

Due to the long-term nature of brain and head injury rehabilitation, it can be very difficult for some injured workers to return to work. In a best-case scenario, the individual will need time off to recuperate. Returning to a former level of activity can be difficult and, in some cases, completely impossible.

Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Atlanta For Help Today

If you receive a head or brain injury on the job, your employer may be liable for the injury. He or she may be required by law to help you cover the costs of what might be a long and painful rehabilitation, as well as any issues that might stem from that injury. If you have been hurt, do not delay. Make sure to contact Hasner Law PC today to receive a free consultation about Georgia workplace head injuries and workers’ compensation, and any other personal injury claim.


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Stephen Hasner is the founder and managing partner of Hasner Law PC. Since being licensed in Florida in 1997 and in Georgia in 1999, Stephen has worked tirelessly to help Georgia residents navigate the legal process following a serious injury. This includes injuries sustained at work, in motor vehicle accidents, and in cases of personal injury. The team at Hasner Law is dedicated to securing compensation for their clients who have been injured through no fault of their own.