WCB Claim for MTBI


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We received a question recently from an employer dealing with a WCB claim related to a head injury. In this case, the employer’s worker suffers persistent emotional difficulties and diminished impulse control following the accident. Rather amazingly, the injured worker also developed another remarkable side-effect: a photographic memory. The worker now remembers most of the days of her life as clearly as the rest of us remember the recent past, remembering each day of the week for every date since 1985.

The side-effects of said worker’s MTBI are reminiscent of another incredible case. The video below tells of an ordinary young man who developed superhuman abilities after being struck on the head. Following his severe concussion, Jason Padgett quit his day job selling mattresses and began teaching quantum mechanics at MIT. His remarkable story is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.

Blue Collar helps employers accommodate any injury or illness, including complicated MTBI’s (mild traumatic brain injuries). The goal is to return disabled workers to their date-of-accident position via modified duties that may include changes and/or restrictions to regular job duties.

Jason Padgett documentary:

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Ben Barfett, Principal and Consultant, has spent his life in the construction sector, specifically heavy civil, enviro, commercial, and energy. Having held senior roles in business development, technical advisory, and regional management, he earned his stripes in the field and in head office. Conscious of the interplay between commercial, legal, and execution aspects of construction, his business insights are informed by expertise in WCB policy and enhanced with disability-specific training.

Blue Collar Consulting

Blue Collar Consulting is a WCB and disability management firm. The company specializes in rapid and affordable disability solutions that advance current claims, contain the cost of future claims, and get injured workers back on their feet.