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Applicant claimed future care needed after fall from roof





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brain, brain damage, brain injury, chest, cognition, face, facial bone, fracture, head, headaches, impairment, mental, nose, psychological, rib, scapula, shoulder, traumatic brain injury
On Jan. 17, 2014, applicant Rafael Guerra, 40, a carpenter/framer, was in the course and scope of his work with Thompson Framing Inc. when he fell approximately 25 feet from a roof. Guerra sustained to his face, head, chest, a shoulder and a knee. Guerra filed a workers’ compensation claim against his employer, Thompson Framing Inc. He brought a claim against the respondent in an attempt to collect workers’ compensation benefits., Guerra sustained a traumatic brain injury, resulting in a post-traumatic cerebral infarction of the frontal area, and fractures of a facial bone, ribs and a scapula. He also sustained other polytrauma, including a left forehead laceration, a left periorbital hematoma, a left knee abrasion, a pulmonary contusion and a left, upper extremity contusion. Guerra was taken to the emergency room of Inland Valley Medical Center, in Wildomar, where he was hospitalized and diagnosed with an acquired brain injury. About one week later, Guerra was discharged from Inland Valley Medical Center and admitted to a Center for Neuro Skills facility, where he underwent neurorehabilitation. Guerra was later admitted to a transitional living center, where he was receiving interdisciplinary rehabilitation. Guerra claimed that he substituted Odjaghian Law Group into the matter after his medical treatment was being prematurely curtailed despite his ongoing symptoms.
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, CA

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