When you go to work in the morning, you are probably not thinking about the ways you could experience an injury at some point in the day. Unfortunately, workplace accidents are a reality for many Minnesota employees. Sometimes these can lead to serious injuries, such as head injuries and concussions, both of which can affect a worker for weeks or months.
If you suffered a concussion in a workplace accident, you could be facing a lengthy recovery and a difficult time acclimating to work again. You do not have to walk through the aftermath alone. You could be eligible for benefits and support through a workers’ compensation claim. With this type of injury, it is important that you get the maximum amount of benefits and help you need to get better and move forward.
The impact of a concussion
A concussion is a type of brain injury that can range from the relatively mild to severe. The way this type of injury will impact you depends on where the impact was, how hard you hit your head and other factors. In fact, you can bump your head, suffer a concussion and not be immediately aware that you are suffering from this type of injury. Signs and symptoms of concussions include:
- Memory problems and confusion
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Headache and double vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Balance problems
People who experience a concussion can also have trouble working because of coordination problems and a sensitivity to light. It is impossible to know how severe a concussion is by looking at a person which it is why it is extremely important to get medical help right away.
Head injuries in workplace accidents
Head injuries can happen in virtually any type of workplace. For example, you could hit your head on a shelf, you could fall from a ladder, an object could fall onto your head or you could be in an accident while driving a work vehicle. No matter how it happened, if it happened at work or because of your job, you could have grounds for a claim.
A concussion is a serious injury, and you would be wise to take your case seriously. Seeking immediate legal help can ensure that you have the support you need to complete your workers’ compensation claim, provide necessary documentation and fight for the full amount of benefits you deserve.