Agnosia As a Result of Head Trauma
Head injuries are among the most severe types of injuries one can suffer. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that close to 275,000 people are hospitalized and another 52,000 die every year from traumatic brain injuries. When a worker suffers a head injury on the job, he or she may be forced to miss work for an extended period of time in order to recover. During this time, one may be tremendously aided by securing workers’ compensation benefits.
One common result of a head injury is agnosia, a condition that affects one’s ability to process information collected by the sensory organs. If you have suffered agnosia as a result of an accident while on the job, we can help you to file for workers’ compensation. Contact the Des Moines head injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 to schedule a free consultation.
What is Agnosia?
Though it is a process which is easily taken for granted, the body’s ability to interpret information about one’s surroundings and circumstances is critically important. The significance can be more readily appreciated when considering the challenges which face one suffering blindness, deafness, or other radical sensory losses. The proper reception, communication, and interpretation of sensory input can be compromised by a brain injury and this is termed agnosia. Common symptoms of agnosia include:
- An inability to distinguish colors
- An inability to recognize faces or sounds
- Inability to identify or recognize familiar shapes, scents, people, or other stimuli
Agnosia can have an adverse effect on one’s personal and professional lives, and when it is developed due to an occupational injury, workers’ compensation benefits can offer a much needed financial lift.
As the victim of an occupational head injury who has been unfortunately afflicted with agnosia, ensure that you properly understand your legal rights. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.