Workers can suffer a range of injuries on the job all with devastating consequences for workers and their families. One type of injury that may be suffered on the job is a traumatic brain injury. A worker who has suffered a brain injury may be unable to work, require significant care and experience physical, cognitive, emotional and personality changes as a result of the injury they have suffered. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are serious injuries that can be costly physically, financially and emotionally for workers and their families.
Brain injuries suffered on the job can include closed-head injuries or penetrating head injuries which result in concussions, skull fractures, lacerations, hematomas and blood clots, contusions and bruising, brain swelling, nerve damage and anemia. Any type of brain injury can result in primary or secondary brain damage and can have a potentially life-long impact on the sufferer. To help workers suffering from a brain injury recover, it is essential for them to have the medical treatment needed and compensation for the medical costs and expenses that often pile up when treating a serious brain injury.
TBIs can also be challenging and costly to treat and can create emotional strain and financial burden for workers and their families. As a result, it is important for injured workers and their families to be familiar with workers’ compensation benefits and other resources that may be available to ensure they receive the benefits they need when they need them to treat a serious workplace injury such as a traumatic brain injury. In addition, other options may be available if a third party was responsible for the injury suffered by the worker on the job.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause physical, financial and emotional suffering for workers and their families and can have a devastating impact on the lives of workers and their families. Because of the serious nature of brain injuries, and the vulnerability they can create for workers, it is essential for them to be familiar with the resources available to help when they have suffered a brain injury at work.