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Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Lawyer Assisting with Workers’ Compensation Matters in Springfield & Joplin, MO

Compassionate attorney assisting with traumatic brain injuries

At The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, we understand that the whole family suffers when one member has a brain injury. Dealing with daily tasks can be exhausting. Working may be impossible.

A skilled, knowledgeable brain injury lawyer can make all the difference in obtaining the best results for workplace traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims and their families. Since 2004, our firm has represented many brain-injured victims in workers’ compensation and third-party claims, achieving significant results on their behalf.

Diagnosing TBI

Diagnosing traumatic brain injury is complicated by the fact that TBI victims often do not appear injured. To be sure, a TBI is fairly obvious when there is an open wound, massive swelling, a concussion or a coma. But in many cases, a TBI may not be detected immediately or may be misdiagnosed. Often, brain scans appear normal because, with TBI, the brain cells do not show signs of damage. They simply have lost their ability to communicate.

This transmission problem may result in subtle changes that affect personality, mood or mental capacity. Once TBI is suspected, it is important to have neuropsychological testing to determine any areas of deficit and obtain a proper diagnosis.

Some TBI cases are severe and come with a host of problems for workers and their families. But even mild TBI is anything but mild for the people suffering memory loss, mood changes and impaired cognitive functioning.

Staunch advocates for victims of workplace TBI

If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury at work, you require assistance from a skilled legal team to protect your rights and your interests.

The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm has extensive experience dealing with the complexities of brain injuries. We have professional relationships with top neurologists, physiatrists, neuropsychologists, speech and language pathologists, and other healthcare professionals who deal primarily with brain injuries.

We understand neuropsychological testing and how a workers’ comp insurance company might manipulate testing to make you seem less injured.

In the event that someone other than your employer played a role in your accident, we pursue a third-party claim against that person, in addition to workers’ comp benefits. In the event that we cannot successfully settle your claim out of court, we are prepared to take any case to trial.

Help on a personal level

Our attorney and staff spend time getting to know you and the unique difficulties you face because of your injury. We thoroughly investigate your case, review medical records and develop expert testimony to support your workers’ compensation or third-party claim.

In many cases, TBI victims are unable to fight for themselves, leaving their family to take action. We help families seek appropriate medical care and work with life-care planners, vocational rehabilitation experts and other specialists to get your loved one on the best path.

We represent clients who suffer from:

  • TBI
  • Mild brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Personality changes
  • Mood disorders
  • Closed-head brain injuries

These workplace injuries typically result from:

  • Chemical exposure
  • Electric shock
  • Toxic exposure

You have questions about TBI. We have answers. Contact us for a free consultation.

Whether your loved one is incapacitated or if you suspect that a job injury has caused brain damage, it is important to seek medical attention from a brain injury specialist and to obtain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible.

If you are located in Springfield or Joplin, contact The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, LLC online or at 417-888-0000 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a TBI attorney who will empower you.

You pay no fee until our firm recovers benefits for you.

Unlike most firms, we even cover your court costs if we do not prevail in your case.

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  • Springfield Office
    4905 S. National Ave
    Suite A128
    Springfield, Missouri 65810
    Phone: 417-888-0000
    Fax: 417-763-6864