You were just involved in a workplace accident, and you believe you now have a concussion. By finding out whether or not you have a concussion, you’ll know how to treat it. You can also determine what kind of workers’ compensation it may qualify you for so you don’t have to cover your expensive medical bills. Here’s some more information.
What Is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs after you experience violent shaking in your body or head or you receive a blow to the head. For instance, you could get a concussion if you’re on a construction site and a tool falls and hits you on the head, or if you get into a car accident while running errands for your company.
Not all concussions are the same, which means that treatment and recovery time varies from patient to patient. In all likelihood, you’re going to need to take time off from work in order to properly recover.
Signs of a Concussion
If you think you experienced a concussion at work, then you may recognize the following signs:
- Balance issues
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Feeling like you have brain fog
- Having to go slower
- Ringing in your ears
Even if you don’t have signs of a concussion, any time you are injured at work it’s critical to go to the hospital right away. Then, you can receive treatment and start your recovery process.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates if you need representation after experiencing a concussion at work. We assist clients throughout Westchester County, and the best part is, we provide a free consultation. Get in touch today at (914) 328-8800.