Even the most minor head injury should be checked by a medical professional as soon as possible. There are a number of symptoms that may not immediately manifest, but left untreated, head and brain injuries can result in a permanent loss of mental and physical abilities.
If you have sustained a head or brain injury on the job, please call 800-471-3209 today to schedule a free case evaluation with a dedicated workers’ comp lawyer.
Mild Brain Injury Symptoms
Mild brain injury usually begins with head trauma that results in a short period of unconsciousness, but in some cases may only result in a state of confusion following the accident. Symptoms of this type of brain injury include:
- Memory and/or concentration problems
- Sensory disruptions
- Increased sensitivity to light and sound
- Dizziness, nausea, and vomiting
- Mood swings and changes including increased anxiety, depression, or anger
- Excessive drowsiness
- Sleep irregularities
If you have sustained a head injury and are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Moderate/Severe Brain Injury Symptoms
Moderate and severe brain injuries are generally marked by a complete loss of consciousness as soon as the accident occurs. This unconsciousness may last for several minutes or even hours. Profound confusion is common when a victim regains consciousness, as are all of the symptoms that can accompany mild brain injury.
Additional symptoms of moderate or severe brain injury include:
- Slurred speech
- Loss of motor function
- Tingling in the arms and legs
- Convulsions or seizures
- Agitation or extreme combativeness
- Repeated vomiting
- Pupil dilation
- Fluid drainage from the ears or nose
These symptoms indicate a medical emergency and must be addressed by a medical professional immediately.
No matter if your brain injury is mild or severe, you can expect to need time to recover. It may also be impossible for you to return to work in your pervious capacity. If your brain injury was the result of an on the job accident, you need a workers’ compensation lawyer on your side. We are here to take your case and help ensure you are provided with everything you will need to recover to the best of your abilities.
If you have suffered a brain injury on the job, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced North Carolina workers’ comp lawyer.