Traumatic Brain Injuries
Of the traumatic brain injury cases resulting on the job, (workers’ compensation accidents), approximately 50% are the result of a car accident. Workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin has represented individuals with traumatic brain injury in the cities of Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.
There is no single definition of the term “traumatic brain injury.” All physicians would agree that the condition is caused by a mechanical force, such as a motor vehicle. The trauma of the mechanical force causes damage to living brain tissue. Sometimes the outcome is amnesia or coma. Many types and degrees of disability may result from traumatic brain injury. These can include psychiatric illness; orthopedic/neurological paralysis; cognitive difficulties and even visual or hearing problems.
Typical cognitive deficits can be intellectual loss; language and speech problems; impaired concentration; reduction in memory or even amnesia. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injury can also have behavioral consequences. Workers’ compensation attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. has represented individuals in Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach, with traumatic brain injuries. These individuals have been treated by neurologists and psychiatrists who have diagnosed a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, violence, mood disorders, poor impulse control and other conditions. Usually these conditions are tested by a neuropsychologist and treated with various modalities of therapy and/or medications.
Physical outcomes of traumatic brain injury are varied in type and degree. A well trained neurologist typically diagnoses and treats these problems. Common issues include movement disorders; headaches, sensory deficits; spasticity; loss of smell and many other issues.
Traumatic brain injury can sometimes cause a workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability candidate, to be unable to work. In workers’ compensation, this is called “permanent and total disability.” Workers’ compensation attorney and lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq., represents individuals throughout South Florida, with offices in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale.