One of the most serious work injuries that you could sustain is trauma to the head. This type of injury can cause damage to the brain, thereby impairing cognitive ability, motor function, and even speech. It is necessary that you seek medical attention immediately if you sustain a head injury at work. Such an injury could be life-threatening if left untreated. Head and brain injury can immensely affect not only your ability to work, but also your quality of life and your family's life.
If you sustain an on-the-job head injury, you are entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits under Iowa law. These benefits cover medical treatment, rehabilitation and disability benefits. The Workers' Comp. insurance company may want to deny work injury claims regarding the loss of cognitive function and argue that this loss is not the result of the work injury. It is important that you seek the advice of an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney to advocate and fight for your rights under Iowa law. Many firms, such as Pothitakis Law Firm, P.C., offer a free initial consultation to discuss your specific case.