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A brain injury could be more dangerous than you realize

On Behalf of | Mar 12, 2024 | Workers' Compensation

If you suffered an injury at work, it’s very important to seek proper medical attention. Even if you don’t think that the injury is serious, it could be worse than you realize. This means it’s usually best to talk to medical professionals and have them give you an accurate diagnosis.

For example, you may think that you have a minor brain injury, such as a concussion. This will usually heal with time, and many people will feel better the next day – or at least after a week. All brain injuries are serious, but concussions are considered relatively mild.

However, what if the injury was actually serious enough to cause a brain hemorrhage? This means that there is bleeding within the brain tissue or the surrounding tissues, which can put pressure on the brain and cut off oxygen flow.

The symptoms may be similar

Part of the problem is that you may have very similar symptoms in either case. A concussion can lead to nausea, headaches, fatigue and mental confusion. So can a brain hemorrhage. That’s why it’s so important to keep an eye on the symptoms to see if they are getting more severe. If it seems like they’re getting worse over time, rather than healing and decreasing in severity, then it is certainly time to talk to a licensed medical professional.

That being said, if your injury happened at work, it may cause you to lose wages and the medical treatment you need may be expensive. That’s why it’s so important to understand your rights to workers’ comp benefits.