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A brain injury can make it difficult for you to work

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2017 | Workers' Compensation

During the summer months, people decide to spend more time outside. For people who have traumatic brain injuries, the time they spend outside might be limited because of the impact of the injury. This is only one way that your life might change after a traumatic brain injury.

Another way that a traumatic brain injury is that you might not be able to work. This can make it hard to live since you will constantly have to worry about money.

You might opt to seek compensation for the injury you suffered, so think carefully about this option.

The cause of the injury matters

In order to seek compensation, your injury must have been due to someone else’s negligence. A driver who is speeding and slams into you is one example of negligence. Drunk driving, failing to keep up the maintenance on a property and defective products are all other examples of situations that can lead to claims of compensation if they lead to an injury. Traumatic brain injuries can occur in falls, car crashes and any other accident that jars the head or causes you to hit your head.

The effects of your injuries are important

The effects of a traumatic brain injury vary greatly. In some cases, the symptoms like a headache are the factors that impact you the most. When the injury is serious, you might also face issues like being unable to concentrate. The area of your brain that is impacted plays a role in how your life changes. For example, you might have difficulties with motor skills. This could make it hard for you to do your job or to help out around the house. Behavioral and emotional changes are also possible, which can make it difficult to function normally.

The treatments might be ongoing

Rest after the injury is usually required when you have a traumatic brain injury. More severe brain injuries might require extensive medical care, including having pressure monitors implanted in the brain. Other surgeries may be required. When cognitive and other abilities have suffered, therapy might be necessary. Medications and life care assistance could become necessary if the traumatic brain injury is severe enough.

When you opt to seek compensation after a brain injury, you have to look into the circumstances of the accident to determine who to hold liable. From there, you need to determine the types of damages you should seek and the amount of money that each type of damage is worth. You also need to determine what, if any, future damages you might face because of the accident and brain injury.