Traumatic brain injuries are serious injuries that are caused by a sudden impact to the head or the momentum created when a person experiences a sudden change of direction or deceleration in speed. Some traumatic brain injuries are consider to be more mild or moderate while others can cause permanent impairment and disability. Every injury to the brain must be treated with the same level of concern as some traumatic brain injuries may occur without immediate symptoms. The Chicago Injury Center is a law firm in Illinois dedicated to defending injured workers across all walks of life and ensuring that their needs are met following an injury that may change their quality of life.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
While some symptoms may take years to become apparent, others are far more noticeable. Any injury that involves a blow to the head should be evaluated for the possibility of a traumatic brain injury in order to locate the problem before it becomes more severe. Common symptoms of traumatic brain injury over the long term include the following.
- Changes in memory, concentration and the ability to use reason or logic. Traumatic brain injuries may cause immediate amnesia and cognitive impairment while others do not experience the onset of symptoms until much later.
- Inability to communicate clearly. Traumatic brain injuries can cause changes in language and the ability to express oneself. Victims may have trouble both communicating and understanding other people.
- Emotional disorders. Brain trauma can cause depression, anxiety or marked changes in personality and behavior.
- Loss of sensation.
Prevention and Early Treatment of Head Injuries For Workers
Early identification of a traumatic brain injury usually results in a more positive outcome. Undiagnosed injuries can grow progressively worse without treatment while early detection affords doctors the ability to consider treatment options and procedures that can prevent further damage or restore lost cognitive function. If you have suffered from an injury at work and suspect that you may have or develop a traumatic brain injury, it is important that you seek medical attention promptly and undergo testing in order to confirm the existence of an injury. Your employer or a third party may be liable for the cost of your treatment if the injury was caused by a form of negligence or defective machinery. The Chicago Injury Center utilizes access to experts in the fields of medicine, economics, accident reconstruction and engineering to properly identify the cause of an accident, who is liable and the cost of medical treatment for injuries sustained over the course of the injured person’s lifetime. We would be happy to review the details of your work injury with you during a free consultation and to weigh your legal options with you in order to decide upon the best course of action that represents your best interests. Contact us today to schedule your meeting with one of our work injury attorneys throughout Illinois. If you are unable to reach one of our offices, we will be happy to travel to meet you.