Smith & Baltaxe, LLP

Trust Your Case to a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Specializing in Workers' Compensation

When a work-related accident causes severe head trauma, an injured worker may face long-term repercussions. Victims and families in these cases can benefit from the counsel of a traumatic brain injury attorney specializing in workers’ compensation. The San Francisco, CA, firm of Smith & Baltaxe, LLP, has assisted many workers in securing important financial relief after a devastating injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury while performing employment duties, please contact us online or call (415) 292-7800. We offer a free consultation and case review.

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Traumatic brain injuries often have costly lifelong consequences. A workers' compensation claim filed by a specialist is often the only way to collect the benefits needed to cope with these injuries.

About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Any type of blunt force injury to the head can result in traumatic damage to the brain. The victim usually loses consciousness for a period of time, sometimes for several days. In the early stages, it is difficult for many doctors to determine the full repercussions of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it is important to seek specialized medical care.

Depending upon the degree of injury and resulting symptoms, the brain injury will eventually be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Moderate brain injuries can cause seriously debilitating effects, and a severe injury is likely to be permanently life-altering.  

Severe TBI is a systemic injury that can impact the victim’s physical and mental health. Symptoms of TBI can include: 

  • Mood swings
  • Loss of memory
  • Confusion
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Personality changes
  • Motor function impairments
  • Speech problems
  • Sensory losses (vision or sense of smell)
  • Dizziness and balance issues

A TBI commonly affects the victim’s ability to maintain employment, and he or she may not be able to work anymore at all. This type of injury severely impacts the entire family. 

Brain Injuries at Work

TBIs are one of the more common serious injuries that occur in the workplace, particularly in industrial and construction sites. Slip and falls and transportation-related incidents are frequently to blame. 

When an employee is hurt while performing job duties, the losses may be covered by workers’ compensation. Benefits may include job retraining and rehabilitation, or a permanent injury may qualify the victim for permanent total disability (PTD) benefits.

Our attorneys can manage your case to facilitate timely claim resolution and ensure you receive your maximum benefits under California law.

If you or a loved one has suffered this type of injury, you will want maximum workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, the insurer may be focused on avoiding a costly claim rather than providing you with the help you need. 

Our attorneys can manage your case to facilitate timely claim resolution and ensure you receive your maximum benefits under California law. The workers' compensation process can be complex, and it is easy to make mistakes. With an experienced legal advocate behind you, you do not need to worry about your claim. Instead, you can focus on yourself and your family.

Bernhard Baltaxe and Byron Smith have over a decade of experience handling these cases. Representing workers only, we have been able to make a difference in the outcomes of many past clients' lives.

Contact Our Firm

We handle our cases on a contingency basis, so you will not be charged any up-front legal fees. We receive our compensation when you receive yours. Please contact us today to speak to a lawyer or schedule your free consultation.

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