Commonly associated with sports injuries or car accidents, a traumatic brain injury is caused as a result of a hit or blow to the head. This kind of injury almost always requires medical treatment as it severely disrupts normal brain function. Mild TBIs are erroneously left untreated as people mistakenly label them as minor and unimportant injuries which can go away on their own. However, there are hidden dangers to even the slightest brain injuries, including memory loss, depression, insomnia, and migraines, which may indicate long-term consequences of this seemingly mild injury.
Common symptoms following a mild TBI include, but are not limited to:
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Ringing in the ears
Which Employees Are at Highest Risk of Brain Injury?
While an unexpected accident can happen literally anywhere, workplace brain injuries are most common in certain industries and workspaces. Unsurprisingly, construction workers have the highest risk of sustaining brain injuries, ranging from mild to fatal.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC is led by trusted, experienced, and skilled workers’ compensation attorneys who are dedicated to advocating on behalf of our clients’. Our legal team will be sure to exceed your expectations and deliver you what you need during this difficult time. If you or a loved one has been injured and is currently suffering from a mild TBI, it is essential your injury is checked as soon as possible, in order to prevent any possible damage to brain function. Even if you feel your symptoms are nothing to be concerned about, our Atlanta legal team begs you to take the additional step in protecting your long-term health, wellbeing, and safety.
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