Brain injuries are one of the most serious types of injuries a worker can suffer. The symptoms can be hard to detect because they may not appear right away. There are different types of head injuries that can occur at work. Some of these injuries may occur in combination meaning a person can have more than one type of brain injury.
A head injury is very serious. It can cause a permanent disaiblity, paryalysis, impairment of mental faculties or even death. While there are steps workers can do to prevent head injuries such as wearing a helmet, injuries at work happen for all sorts of reason and should be dealt with seriously.
Head injuries to the brain, scalp and skull are generally caused by some type of trauma or high-impact. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur in an instant. Common symptoms of a TBI include a dramatic change in a person’s cognitive skills, behavior and their physical pain. Headaches, seizures, difficulty in talking can require long-term physical therapy. For workers, the occupational therapy can last a long time too.
Some of the types of TBIs are:
- Contusion: This means the brain is bruised. Here, the trauma causes the brain and skull to collide. Many people with a concussion have the sensation of “having their bell rung.” While the initial symptoms may clear in a matter of weeks, some recoveries can take longer.
- A Hematoma: This is bleeding in the brain which can clot. The bleeding is usually between the brain and the skull. Symptoms include dizziness, speech difficulties and other problems. They can range from short-term to permanent and death.
- A Skull Fracture.
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