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Study Finds That Work Limitations After Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Can Persist for Years

Traumatic Brain InjuryTypically caused by a blow or strike to the head, or sudden jarring, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common injuries in the United States. For most, it is a mild issue that heals itself after several weeks or months. Yet there are others who have long-term or even life-long symptoms. Now a new study confirms that, even in mild TBI cases, limitations at work can persist for years after an injury. Learn more about obtaining fair compensation for your brain injury at work with help from the following information.

Common Causes of Work-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

While there are many potential causes of traumatic brain injury on the job, some are more common than others. For example, falls are the leading cause of brain injury, in general, and also one of the most common events that lead to work-related traumatic brain injuries. This is especially true for those who work at elevated heights, such as those that work on scaffolding, ladders, and roofs. However, falls can also include falling objects, such as tools, equipment, and debris. Being trapped in between an object and hitting one’s head on an object in a small space are also common causes of on-the-job traumatic brain injury.

Drivers and Traumatic Brain Injury

Those who drive for a living are not excluded from the risk of experiencing a traumatic brain injury on the job. In fact, auto accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. As such, any worker who experiences a car crash while on shift should report their accident and be examined by a doctor immediately.

Long-Term Work Limitations

Although some workers are able to return to work after just a short time of healing, others must be away from work for an extended period of time. Still others return to work, only to realize that they must do so slowly; their job duties are limited and they may not even work a full shift. Unfortunately, this can continue to cut into their income. In some cases, this could last for years. In fact, the recent study found that over 15 percent of workers had work limitations for as long as four years after their original injury. Another 17.3 percent had to leave the workforce entirely.

Pursuing Compensation for Your Work Injury

If you have experienced a brain injury on the job, it is critical that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Experienced and dedicated to your best interests, Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP will fight to ensure you and your family get the compensation you deserve. Schedule your consultation with our San Jose work injury lawyers to learn more. Call (408) 289-1417 today.

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