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How a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Affect Your Life and Career

 Posted on July 27, 2022 in Uncategorized

Carrollton Personal Injury LawyerSome lines of work are inherently dangerous. If you work in construction, or in a factory around heavy machinery, your risk of getting injured at work is very high. Many injuries that happen on job sites are relatively minor and will heal. Injuries like sprains or some broken bones often improve after a period of rest so that the injured person can go back to work. Other injuries are much more serious. Traumatic brain injuries can have major lifelong effects. Every traumatic brain injury is unique. The particular effects you may suffer depend on which parts of the brain are most affected by the injury. In many cases, a worker who suffers a TBI will not be able to come back to work and may need permanent disability payments through Workers’ Compensation or through your company, if they are a non-subscriber

The Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A TBI is always a very serious injury that requires hospitalization. You may need to have brain surgery to relieve swelling, which can be risky. After the acute crisis period has passed, a TBI can have lingering effects on you, including: 

  • Memory loss - While soap opera-like total amnesia is highly unlikely, many people who have had a TBI lose some memory. You may have difficulty recalling the events leading up to the accident, or you may not remember how to do certain tasks. 

  • Confusion - People who have had a TBI are often disoriented for some time after the accident. Those who are in long-term care often do not understand why they are there or why they cannot go home. It may be difficult to focus and complete a task. 

  • Mood and personality changes - You may experience sudden mood swings or an overall change in mood and demeanor. Family and friends of a person who has suffered a TBI often say that their loved one is like a different person. Emotional difficulties like anger or depression are common. 

  • Inability to work - After a TBI, it is unlikely that you will be able to return to the career you had before. Especially if your job involves performing complex or risky tasks, trying to go back may prove impossible. You may or may not be able to work in a different job. 

A traumatic brain injury can change the course of your life. These complex cases should be handled by an experienced lawyer. 

Call a Dallas County Work Injury Attorney

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury or another serious injury at work, Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. may be able to help you recover compensation. Our dedicated Dallas work injury lawyers will fight for you to receive everything you are entitled to. Call 214-221-5800 for a free consultation. 



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