Brain and Spine Injuries
A traumatic brain injury case can occur in a variety of situations. As a Florida brain injury lawyer, we have experience with the various factual scenarios in which they occur.
Work-related TBI’s can occur accidentally or from an assault by a co-worker or third party. A work-related TBI can happen from a fall or being struck with an object or tool on a job site. Sometimes the TBI victim’s employer or workers’ compensation carrier dispute the occurrence of the TBI or its severity and effect on the injured worker, and the case goes before a Judge of Compensation Claims for a decision. In workers’ compensation cases, the insurance company may dispute and deny the type of brain rehabilitation treatment recommended by the victim’s doctor which can be very expensive, and the insurance company may challenge the daily rate for rehabilitation services. At DeCiccio & Johnson as a Florida Brain Injury Attorney we have 50 years of combined experience before the Judges of Compensation Claims, and we can assist the TBI victim or victim’s family with workers’ compensation issues and claims.
In Florida, if the workers’ compensation insurance company acts in a manner to intentionally injure an employee with a TBI, there can be a separate civil law suit for intentional infliction of emotional distress. It is important to have a Florida Brain Injury Lawyer on your side.
There are cases where the TBI occurring at work involves also a third party who is at fault. A traveling salesman who receives a brain injury due to the fault of someone driving a motor vehicle has a workers’ compensation case and a civil case against the at fault driver. The same case may also involve uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits flowing from the employer’s auto coverage on the company-owned motor vehicle. At DeCiccio & Johnson we can handle all facets of the TBI case or cases as your Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney.
Defective products, medical malpractice, and motor vehicle accidents can cause TBI. If a drunk driver causes injury resulting in a TBI, the court may allow punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer. Punitive damages are damages that go beyond compensatory damages, and they are in addition to damages that attempt to make the victim whole. We at DeCiccio & Johnson have litigation experience as Florida brain injury lawyer with all sorts of TBI cases and cases involving punitive damages.
As Florida traumatic brain injury lawyers, we have experience litigating and settling brain injury cases in Florida. We are familiar with the legal issues, defenses, experts and settlement of brain injury cases. We know the pain a TBI case brings to the victim and victim’s family and the need to be responsive to our clients. Whether the TBI is occurs on the job or not, selecting an experienced Florida traumatic brain injury attorney is important. Contact us for a free consultation.