In Kansas, and across the nation, it is understood that any trauma to the head should be taken seriously and medical attention should be sought. The diagnosis of the type of trauma, and associated treatment, typically varies depending on whether you have a head or brain injury. The terms “head injury” and “brain injury” are often used interchangeably; however, each is medically different.
Head Injury - According to Medline Plus, "A head injury is any trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain. The injury may be only a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury." Head injuries can be open (strikes to the head that broke the skull and entered the brain) or closed (strikes to the head that did not break the skull). Skull fractures, lacerations to the skin or scalp, and bruising of the skull/scalp are each possible head injuries. Common causes of head injury include:
Brain Injury - Different from head injury, but possibly caused by it, is a brain injury. Brain injury is where damage has occurred to the tissue of the brain. Objects breaking the skull and impacting the brain directly, trauma to the head causing the brain to rattle inside of the skull, loss of oxygen to the brain, etc...are each brain injuries. Some causes of brain injury are:
Today we mourn the tragic loss of Yordano Ventura, Kansas City Royal's pitcher. His death was caused by a car accident, while he visited the Dominican Republic.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
The weather has taken a quick turn for the worse in Kansas City. Were you prepared? If not, don't waste another moment. We have scoured the internet and compiled a list of things you should have in your car, in case of an emergency.
CAR SAFETY KIT LIST
Keep these items in a bag/container in your trunk:
We recently received a question that you too might be wondering about - What is the difference between a personal injury claim and a personal injury lawsuit? We will share a general overview of each.
Personal Injury Claim
Following your injury, you have the right to seek compensation from the party who injured you. A claim is used to notify the at-fault party's insurance of your injury and/or damages. It not only notifies them; it also is a formal request for payment. This step is usually completed prior to lawsuit and, generally involves a negotiation process. At the end of the claim process, you may not have to file a lawsuit and you may have been justly compensated.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If the claim negotiations are unsuccessful (which usually also includes going through arbitration or mediation) the next step is to file lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit is a civil legal action filed against those who you believe are responsible for your damages. There are a number of reasons that may prompt the need for a lawsuit to be filed, including:
You can file a lawsuit, in most cases, on the first day of your injury. You can wait until many months after your injury claim and/or after the negotiation process has failed. Either way, it's always a good idea to talk to an attorney. Attorney T. Morton is experienced in all stages of the personal injury process. Call us today for your free consultation at 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM.
Worker's Comp. policies and procedures were created to minimize the amount of work related injury claims that resulted in lawsuit and, to lessen the difficulty for you receiving the care you deserve. In Kansas, there are hundreds of pages of complex Worker's Compensation rules/regulations. Today we would like to provide you with five secrets your employer doesn't want you to know.
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