Tampa Workplace Head & Brain Injury Lawyer
A workplace accident can affect any part of the body—even important ones such as the head and brain. A traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head. A traumatic brain injury can also occur when an object that goes through the brain, such as a bullet.
A mild traumatic brain injury, like a concussion, is temporary but can still affect your brain to some degree. You may suffer loss of consciousness, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. A more serious brain injury can result in physical damage to the brain, which can affect the rest of the body. It can cause catastrophic injuries, paralysis, disability, and even death.
A brain injury can happen in a variety of situations, including the workplace. An employee can fall, get into a machinery accident, or hit their head on something, causing serious injuries. A Tampa workplace head & brain injury lawyer from Franco Law Firm can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and get the compensation you deserve.
Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury may come with a wide range of physical and psychological effects. Some symptoms may appear right away, while others may come about days or weeks later. Symptoms may include the following:
- Loss of balance
- Speech problems
- Blurred vision
- Loss of ability to smell
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory or concentration problems
- Mood swings
- Changes in sleeping habits
Managing a Head Injury
After a head injury, you need to rest. Your doctor will tell you when you can return to work. They should also provide you with a treatment plan that will gradually help you return to work. Most people are able to return to work 1-2 weeks after a concussion, but recovery times can vary. More extreme head injuries can take more time to recover. However, you should let your doctor know if you do not feel better after three weeks.
Your treatment plan should include suggested work restrictions and accommodations, such as reduced hours and avoiding certain tasks. You will likely still be experiencing concussion symptoms when you return to work, so try not to overdo it. Here are some ways to manage your symptoms:
- Establish a daily routine
- Allow yourself extra time to complete tasks
- Take frequent rest breaks throughout the day
- Don’t be afraid to ask others for help
- Get a good night’s rest
Contact Franco Law Firm Today
A blow to the head can cause a host of injuries. Many of the effects can be permanent and costly to treat.
If you have suffered a brain injury or other type of injury in the workplace, Franco Law Firm can help you with a workers’ compensation claim. Our legal knowledge and personalized service will help you win your case. Call our Tampa head & brain injuries lawyer at (813) 872-0929 or fill out the online form.