Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
During the course of the workday, employees face an almost unfathomably broad array of potential hazards. Typically, workers escape the looming workplace threats without incident, but not all are so fortunate. The nature of the specific dangers to which a worker will be exposed depends upon his or her duties and the environment in which the relevant occupational tasks are to be performed. One potentially serious hazard that crosses all fields is that of traumatic brain injury. Any blow to the head could have severe consequences, even if the effects are not immediately apparent.
If you have sustained a head or brain injury on the job, then you are likely to require significant medical attention and may miss multiple work shifts. In this case, you may be able to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. For help with your claim, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at 877-327-2600.
Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injury
There is no way to predict the functional impact of a blow to the head because the damage is usually hidden from view inside the skull. This serves to facilitate what has been called “talk and die syndrome”, in which someone appears to be perfectly fine only to perish in the subsequent hours or days. Seeking medical attention immediately is highly advisable, and signs and symptoms of brain injury may include:
- Heightened anxiety and nervousness
- Behavioral/personality changes
- Blurred or double vision
- Loss of language skills (aphasia)
- Compromised motor control
- Memory loss
- Loss of balance