Workers' Compensation for a Concussion at Lowe’s*

If you were concussed working at Lowe’s, you can file a claim for workers’ compensation. While every state sets its own laws regarding workers’ compensation, most employers in the United States are required to maintain the special insurance coverage to protect themselves and their workers in the event of a workplace accident.

A hard blow to the head or body can result in a concussion, which is a mild traumatic brain injury. Concussions can result in a change in mental state, and depending on severity they can lead to various symptoms. With any concussion you will be required to rest and likely will miss some work.

If I Was Concussed Working at Lowe’s, What Symptoms Might I Have?

Concussions have varying levels of severity, with a Level 1 being the least serious and a Level 3 being the worst. However, any concussion can lead to serious problems. You can suffer a variety of symptoms that affect your ability to function. Here are a few of those symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Vision problems
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Balance difficulty
  • Brain damage

Can I get workers' compensation if I was concussed at Lowe's?

If you have been diagnosed with a concussion, your physician will direct you to rest and take some time off work. You might be out of work for just a few days, or you might be unable to work for months. Workers’ compensation benefits will cover the costs of your medical expenses and will take care of about two-thirds of your regular salary while you are unable to work.

How Will Workers’ Compensation Help Me?

You were working your shift at Lowe’s when an accident occurred. For example, say you were in the scissor lift when you slipped and fell, hitting your head on the metal railing. You are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, even if you are at fault for the accident that resulted. Depending on the severity of your condition and the time you are required to be off from work, your benefits could range from any of the following:

  • Temporary Partial Disability – You are healing, but you cannot take on all the required duties of your job, so you are unable to work all your regular shifts.
  • Permanent Partial Disability – You can work, but you have permanent disabilities, such as lasting balance problems.
  • Temporary Total Disability – This is when you are unable to work at all as you are resting and recovering.
  • Permanent Total Disability – This is very rare with a concussion, as you will likely recover from your injuries and return to work.

Proving You Were Concussed Working at Lowe’s So You Can File for Workers’ Compensation

To receive workers’ compensation benefits, you must prove your injury was work-related. Try to remember the details surrounding your accident, and make sure any witnesses give their account of what happened as well. Seek medical care from a physician on the approved workers’ comp list. Maintain copies of medical records. All these things together can help prove you were concussed working at Lowe’s and help you with a successful workers’ comp claim. Consult with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible to ensure your claim is on the right track.

*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Lowe’s, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.