If you reside in California and you or someone you love suffered a brain injury on the job, while receiving medical care or through other circumstances, you may have justifiable concerns about how the injury will impact your life. In addition to the serious physical toll brain injuries can take on you or your loved one, they are also a considerable financial burden, and they can have a tremendous and negative effect on your finances moving forward. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we recognize just how much a brain injury can cost nowadays, and we have helped many clients and their loved ones attempt to hold those responsible for their brain injuries accountable.
Per Northwestern University, when you or your loved one suffers a brain injury, you can anticipate associated lifetime care costs climbing to somewhere between $85,000 to $3 million. Part of this cost often comes from an inability to earn an income. While the national unemployment rate currently sits at about 5 percent, the national unemployment rate among those who received brain injury diagnoses two years prior is 60 percent.
The rising cost of modern medical care is also contributing the high cost of a brain injury, and it can particularly affect those who are already struggling to make ends meet. Studies suggest that more than half of all homeless people in America have brain injuries, and in many cases, those brain injuries keep them out of the workforce.
While some employers are hesitant to hire those with brain injuries, studies show that employees who have them are not any more prone to missing work or job-hopping than workers without brain injuries. Brain injury sufferers who ultimately return to work also typically expressed satisfaction in being able to do so. Find more about serious injuries on our web page.