If you get injured at work, you may suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is common when someone falls, for example, and then strikes their head on the ground or on a concrete floor. That secondary impact can lead to a TBI and may be more damaging than the impact that knocked them down in the first place.
But if you do strike your head, how do you know if you have a traumatic brain injury? You need to know what signs and symptoms to look for and you need to seek proper medical attention when necessary.
First and foremost, consider how you feel physically. Someone with a TBI may feel dizzy or nauseated, for instance. They may have extreme sensitivity to light or loud sounds. Often, people struggle with balance or fine motor skills.
Additionally, a traumatic brain injury can cause problems with someone’s memory. It is very common for people to not remember the accident in which they suffered the injury, which can make things a bit complicated when seeking workers’ comp benefits.
It’s also wise to keep an eye on any cognitive issues or mental differences after the accident. These could include mood swings, trouble with speech or language skills and much more. This can be very detrimental to your ability to work moving forward if it limits how well you are able to do your job.
After suffering such a serious injury, you may need to seek workers’ comp benefits. Make sure that you know exactly what steps to take to file your claim and seek the benefits you deserve.