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What if employer's negligence causes worker's brain injuries?

Although most of Ontario's workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, an employer's gross negligence might give grounds for seeking additional damage recovery. An example is a case in which a worker suffered severe brain injuries in another province. Although the court fined the contractor and the construction company $40,000 each for noncompliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the victim will not benefit from those fines. In fact, the judge said no amount of compensation could make up for the case's tragedy.

Toronto doctor helps other victims of brain injuries

An article about a Toronto doctor who suffered severe injuries in a car accident in 2013 promotes the positive effect of aerobic exercise. Doctors decided to put the accident victim in a three-day-long induced coma due to the severity of his injuries. He explained how he took charge and recovered from traumatic brain injuries, so much so that he could continue his medical studies.

Brain injuries can be closed or open head injuries

Auto accidents, physical assaults, falls and sports-related accidents cause head injuries to thousands of people in Ontario and other provinces each year. The skull will prevent brain injuries in many cases, but brain damage can occur even without penetration. A hematoma refers to blood collecting or clotting in the brain, causing excessive pressure inside the skull. Loss of consciousness can follow, and it could lead to permanent damage to the brain.

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