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In traumatic accidents, such as severe car accidents or motorcycle accidents, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a common result. These injuries can be severe If someone suffers any sort of trauma to their head, they should seek immediate medical attention. Getting the right care for these injuries requires a proper medical diagnosis from a healthcare professional.

The Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a 15-point scale that doctors use to initially assess the severity of a brain injury. The scale will assess an individual's ability to follow directions, speak, and move their eyes and limbs The higher the GCS score, the less severe injuries:

  • Mild TBI: GCS score of 13 to 15

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Countless individuals suffer from spine injuries each year. The long-term damages associated with them often go unstated because people don't know just how serious they are. It's crucial to recognize some of the types of injuries. You should also know the long-term damages from which you may suffer.

Below, our Corpus Christi spine injury attorneys discuss the differences between complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries. We'll also detail what effects you may encounter should you suffer an injury to various sections of your spinal cord.

Complete vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Spine injuries often result in one of two categories of damage: complete or incomplete. These types of injuries show how much of your body may suffer from the impact of the damages.

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When a loved one is killed in a work-related accident or succumbs to a fatal work-related illness, the family not only has to deal with the hardship of a lost companion, but the family's income may be significantly reduced.

In situations like these, a type of Texas workers' compensation benefit known as “death benefits” may apply to the surviving family members.

Surviving Beneficiaries

A legal beneficiary is able to get benefits the day after the death of their family member. According to the Texas Department of Insurance, death benefits may be paid to:

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It's important to remember that every work injury is different. Some may require a few weeks or months to heal, while others can have devastating and lifelong effects.

A total disability is one that prevents an individual from performing any “meaningful” work again. On the other hand, a partial disability may mean that an individual can return to work, but they can't perform the same job that they did before the workplace accident.

If you sustained a total disability, there are certain disability benefits available to ensure you have the financial means necessary to move forward with your life.

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Burn injuries are some of the most severe because of the long-term damage associated with them. For instance, you may endure physical pain, cosmetic scarring, trauma, mental anguish, and more. The severity of these damages makes burns catastrophic injuries.

If you ever sustain a burn injury, you must know the source of the damage. There are many different types of burn injuries you should know about, as they could help you understand the potential cause and liability.

Burn Injury Types

  • Thermal Burns: Thermal burns are some of the most common because of their cause and how exposed many people are to the dangers. This type of burn comes from contact with high temperatures, including touching very hot water or metals, as well as flames.

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