Brain injury

Nov 14, 2017

Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) a Compensable Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By |November 14th, 2017|Brain Injuries, Brain injury, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) a Compensable Workers’ Compensation Claim?

“This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Questions?” Do you remember that anti-drug commercial for the 1980s? Well, it turns out professional athletes – who spend years training their bodies to compete in the highest level of sports are permanently damaging their brains as well. CTE Studies The JAMA study from earlier [...]

Mar 02, 2015

Injured Texas worker awarded $5.3 million

By |March 2nd, 2015|Brain injury, Injured Workers, jernigan law firm, Uncategorized, West Star Transportation, workers' compensation|0 Comments

In April of 2007 Charles Robison, a worker for Texas-based West Star Transportation, suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling headfirst off an unevenly loaded flatbed trailer. At the time of the accident, West Star had “opted-out” of the Texas workers'’ compensation system and forfeited its protection against negligence law suits by its employees.  Mr. [...]