A man recently filed a personal injury claim in Ohio for injuries sustained in a work-related tractor trailer crash. The man, a tractor trailer driver, was hospitalized after the accident for multiple injuries to his face. The entire left side of his face was bruised, his eye was swollen shut, he suffered multiple facial fractures and his mandible (jaw) had to be wired shut. He also lost consciousness for a couple hours. The man additionally reported memory loss from the tractor trailer accident.
After this work-related accident occurred, the man received medical treatment from several physicians, including an ear, nose and throat specialist, neurologist and a psychologist. Further medical treatment revealed that some of the man’s ongoing problematic symptoms, such as memory loss and severe headaches, were likely related to a post concussive syndrome, indicating severe brain injuries.
The truck accident victim allegedly continued experiencing difficulty after the accident in daily tasks and in returning to work, so he applied for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits. These benefits were initially denied; it was found that the medical evidence did not confirm the severity of the alleged impairments that supposedly arose from the tractor trailer crash, which led to questioning about possible underlying medical conditions.