Head injuries are more commonplace than ever before. You probably hear lots of stories or read news about head injuries that occur during sports like football, hockey, soccer, or the like, but head injuries happen in everyday life as well. What might look like a simple bump on the head when you are under your desk unplugging something can be more than that if you are not careful. Even if you are involved in a minor vehicle accident and feel whiplash, with pain in your neck and head, you will want to be careful and get checked out by a doctor so that you can be sure there is no internal damage or anything for you to worry about. Anybody suffering head trauma can go through life-changing effects, so you want to be as cautious as you can to avoid potentially life-altering or life-threatening results.
Concussions and Trauma
Many people experience the symptoms of a concussion after even a mild head injury but do not recognize that they have a concussion. They chalk up the pain and disorientation they may feel as something that will quickly pass and do not think much of it. The problem is that a concussion can be dangerous to you, can last for a long time, and can have long-lasting and far-reaching effects on your life. You may find that you have post-concussion syndrome symptoms that cause behavioral changes, memory loss, confusion, headaches, light sensitivity, and other symptoms. The trauma you suffer can inhibit your ability to work and enjoy the quality of life you are accustomed to experiencing.
Trauma Can Last a Long Time
Head trauma and its effects can last a long time, whether the trauma was mild or severe, such as from a high-impact car accident or fall to a hard surface. Many people feel the effects of trauma for a year or longer. A hard blow or jolt to the brain can cause damage to your body, and you may never be the same. Your concentration, cognitive abilities, and physical abilities may be hindered so that you can no longer perform your job and are permanently disabled and require significant medical treatment and care.
Head Injuries in the Workplace
When you have suffered head trauma because of an injury, you experienced while at work, worker’s compensation can help to cover the medical expenses and bills you have now and in the future, but you need to know what to do and how to get the legal assistance that can make a difference. Here at Oktanyan and Der-Grigorian Law Group, we have the expert legal team you want on your side to assist you at this challenging time in your life. We specialize in worker’s comp cases and will provide you with the understanding, attention, and representation that will make a difference to you. Phone us today at (818) 975-3080 so you can speak with an attorney and get a free initial consultation. We are here to help you so you know what next steps to take that can help you through this life-changing event.