Workers’ Compensation for Workplace Brain Injuries
Diagnosing A Brain Injury
A person does not have to suffer a concussion or even lose consciousness to suffer a brain injury. A fall, a blow to the head or sudden acceleration-deceleration trauma such as hard whiplash can cause brain damage, even when there is no outward sign of injury. Symptoms of a brain injury may include:
- Personality changes such as irritability
- Difficulty following instructions
- Sleeplessness or sleeping more than usual
- Sensitivity to light
- Loss of short-term memory
Many family members delay seeking treatment, hoping that the symptoms will go away with time. However, the symptoms may be permanent and can affect your loved one’s ability to work and earn a living. Brain damage may not show up on a CT scan. You may need a specialist such as a neuropsychologist to determine if a functional impairment has occurred after a workplace brain injury.
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