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The maritime industry is a very high-risk environment when it comes to head injuries. Especially considering the constant motion of the vessel, not to mention all the heavy machinery and equipment involved. Head injuries may be minor and easily treatable, but in a vessel or dock environment suffering a major head injury is common.
These injuries 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 maritime employer. An experienced Washington, Alaska, California, or Oregon maritime personal injury lawyer can help you pursue a favorable outcome in a maritime head injury settlement or lawsuit.
The Washington, Alaska, California, and Oregon 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, California, and Alaska who are only concerned with their bottom line for the fair compensation you deserve 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.
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 occurs when the skull is pierced or fractured. 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 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 the maritime head injury you suffered caused by your employer's negligence or vessel unseaworthiness by contacting an experienced maritime injury lawyer at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski.
Between the volatility 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 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 may result in the need for emergency surgery, multiple surgeries, ongoing treatment, extensive observation, and therapy – especially if the brain is injured. When the accident occurs, it is often difficult to tell how significant the injuries are, especially internal injuries.
Regardless of the severity, you should not be financially responsible if you suffered a head injury in a maritime accident that was the fault of a negligent maritime company. An experienced attorney at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski specializing in maritime injury law may be able to get you the following damages for your maritime head injury:
Don't expend your own resources on the medical treatment that you need because of a head injury you suffered in an accident due to a maritime company's negligence in Washington, Alaska, California, or Oregon or at sea in the North Pacific, Bering Sea, or Gulf of Alaska. You have the right to fair compensation under maritime law to help in your 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.
This article was last updated on Thursday, July 26, 2018.