Migraine Headaches may be grounds for Workers Compensation
Millions of people every year across the nation experience migraine headaches. These people, primarily women according to recent studies, fall between the ages of 15 and 55. Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits as a result of your migraine. Give us a call today for a free workers compensation case review at 803.252.4800. These types of situations can be hard to prove which is why you need to act now.
Migraine Headaches Risk Factors
There are a number of factors that can result in migraines including:
- Conflicting sleep patterns
- Delay or skipping meals
- Taking medication that results in swollen blood vessels
- Everyday use of pain medication designed to fight headaches
- Bright lights
- Motion pictures
- Certain types of food
- Loud noises
Individuals that experience a high amount of stress or are fighting depression are also more susceptible to migraines.
Migraine Headaches Symptoms
Many people that have migraines have several of the following symptoms:
- Extreme pain located on one side of the head
- Upset stomach
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Headaches lasting three consecutive days or more
- Vision issues
- Intensified pain during strenuous activity
If I have migraines, can I qualify for workmans’ compensation benefits?
Any full-time employee (working for an employer with four or more employees) who has an employment related injury and needs medical attention should be covered under workers’ compensation insurance. It doesn’t matter if the injury was a complete accident or the fault of a co-worker.
The employee MUST notify his or her employer within 90 days of the injury or risk losing the right to benefits under workers compensation. (It is recommended that you record details of your accident and to whom you reported it.)
Migrant and seasonal farm workers are not covered under workman’s compensation insurance.
If it’s been more than 90 days since your work accident occurred, you may need help obtaining benefits for medical treatment and lost wages. You can contact The Strom Law Firm’s work injury lawyers to discuss the facts of your case at no charge.
Have Your Workers Compensation Case Evaluated
The work-injury lawyers at The Strom Law Firm, LLC proudly seek justice on behalf of employees injured or killed on the job who work for private companies, as well as employees working for local county, city, and state government.
Whether your case involves obtaining benefits for a denied workers comp claim, helping you obtain medical treatment, negotiating a fair and equitable settlement for your on-the-job injury, or even pursing a claim against a third party who caused and/or contributed to your workplace injury, the workers compensation lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC represent injured workers at all stages of the workers compensation claim process, including initial hearings and appellate proceedings.
The Strom Law Firm, LLC understands the impact that a work-related injury or death has upon you and your loved ones. The most important thing you need to focus on is a speedy recovery. You need an advocate who will seek justice on your behalf.
Contact one of the workers comp attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. 803.252.4800. You may also reach us by completing the case evaluation form at the top right of this page.