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Suffolk County Head Injury

There are more than 5 million people in the United States who are grappling with various impairments that have been caused by traumatic head injury. According to newly released data, nearly 280,000 people will be in accidents that cause these injuries, and of that number, almost 70,000 will die. People who survive these injuries may suffer with debilitating impairments for the rest of their lives. A serious car accident may leave the victim with a head injury, or such an injury may occur as a result of a slip and fall accident or a construction accident. If you or a family member is suffering from an injury to the head, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced Suffolk County head injury lawyer who will review the details of how your accident occurred and who will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Causes of head injuries

Each year there are millions of injuries to the head, with close to 2 million of those injuries involving a traumatic injury to the brain. Over a million of head injury victims each year require a visit to the emergency room, thousands require a stay in the hospital, and many result in the death of the victim.

Most head injuries occur in falls. For example, falls down stairs, falls in snow or ice, falls due to unsafe conditions on someone's premises, or falls at work. Another common cause of head injuries are vehicle accidents. Victims getting struck in the head such as during violent sporting activities or in assaults account for a significant number of serious head injuries.

Recovering compensation

Concussion and other head injuries are notoriously difficult to live with and difficult to treat. The lingering effects of head injuries can last for months and even years. Not only does this mean that victims face significant medical bills, it also means that victims had a difficult time working and performing every day activities. Fortunately, as an experienced head injury attorney in Suffolk County will explain, there are options for obtaining financial help during this difficult time.

Personal injury claim. If your head injury occurred in a car accident, bike accident, a fall, or in other type of accident that was caused because another person behaved negligently, then you have the right to demand that the negligent person pay you for your medical bills, lost wages and other losses you faced because of the accident.

Workers' compensation claim. If your head injury occurred at work, such as in a construction accident, then you may be eligible for benefits from your employer's workers' compensation insurance plan. Benefits include medical care as well a cash benefit based on your average weekly earnings.

Social Security benefits. If your head injury is so severe that you are not able to work against for at least a year, you may eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Death benefits. If a loved one passed away from a head injury, certain family members may have the right to file a wrongful death claim, or to receive workers' compensation death benefits.

Whether you are eligible to file a personal injury claim, or you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits, or you are entitled to Social Security disability payments, the process for filing your claim can be complex. There are potential hurdles that may result in your claim being denied or payments being delayed. In order to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible, that you receive your benefits as quickly as possible, and that you receive the maximum possible payments based on your case and the law, contact an experienced head injury attorney serving Suffolk County.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that resulted in a head injury, we can help. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced representing clients who have sustained head injuries and other types of injuries in auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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