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The maritime industry is a very high-risk environment when it comes to head injuries, considering the surface that constantly moves and pitches combined with all the heavy machinery and equipment involved. Head injuries can be minor and easily treatable, but in a vessel or dock environment the likelihood of suffering a major head injury is higher.
Also, consider that these are the injuries that can be life altering for days, weeks, or even permanently. You or your loved one deserve compensation and justice for any head injury caused by a maritime accident involving the negligence of a Washington or Oregon maritime company. An experienced Washington or Oregon maritime personal injury lawyer can help you pursue a favorable outcome in a maritime head injury settlement or lawsuit.
The Washington maritime injury attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski have decades of experience handling maritime injury cases like yours coast-to-coast, and will use whatever means possible to get you the compensation you deserve. Whether it is best for your maritime head injury case to reach a settlement or go to civil trial, Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski will work together and keep your interests at heart.
We are accustomed to fighting maritime companies and insurance companies in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska who are only concerned with their bottom line for the fair compensation you earned because of their negligence. For your free consultation on how Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski can help your maritime personal injury case, call 1 (800) 262-8529 today.
Maritime Head Injury Information Center
Generally when it comes to head injuries there are two types: a closed head injury and an open head injury. A closed head injury is when an injury occurs but the skull is not broken, fractured, or pierced. An open head injury is when the skull is pierced or fractured open. All head injuries are serious due to the risk to the brain, but often closed head injuries are more difficult to diagnose and, if the brain is injured severely enough, require more extensive consideration and treatment. Some of the head injuries that occur more commonly in a maritime environment include:
All of these injuries can be dangerous and require immediate medical care with extended observation. Fight for the maintenance and cure or other compensation you deserve for your maritime head injury cause by your employer's negligence or vessel unseaworthiness by contacting an experienced Portland maritime injury lawyer.
With the unsteadiness of the sea, the heavy equipment and machinery required both aboard ship and shoreside, and the constant hustle-bustle on both the vessels and the docks, it may be more appropriate to ask what is not a risk or cause of maritime head injury. However, there are certain accidents that pose a higher risk for head injury than others both harborside and on the vessel. The most common causes for maritime head injuries include:
All of these situations can certainly involve factors like human error, but they can also involve the negligence of the maritime company. It is important once you have suffered a head injury in a maritime accident to consult with a Portland maritime accident attorney to determine if any negligence or unseaworthy conditions caused or contributed to your accident.
Treatment for head injuries is costly, time-consuming, and varies greatly case by case. For instance, a minor head injury may just require stitches, rest, and short-term observation. However, more extensive head injuries could result in the need for emergency surgery, multiple surgeries, ongoing treatment, extensive observation, and therapy – especially if the brain is involved. This is important to consider, because when the accident occurs, it is often difficult to tell how significant the injuries are.
Regardless of the severity, you should not be financially responsible if you suffered the head injury in a maritime accident that was the fault of a negligent maritime company. An experienced Seattle attorney specializing in maritime injury law may be able to get you the following damages for your maritime head injury:
Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski | Maritime Lawyer for Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska Head Injuries
Don't waste your own time and resources on medical treatment that you need because of a head injury you suffered in an accident due to a maritime company's negligence in Washington or Oregon or at sea in the North Pacific, Bering Sea, or Gulf of Alaska. You have a right to fair compensation under maritime law to help in your initial treatment and ongoing recovery. Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski will fight for you to have the fair compensation you deserve. Call 1 (800) 262-8529 today to schedule your free initial consultation concerning your maritime head injury case with Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski.
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