Concussions are a serious problem in the Colorado workplace. Every year, workers suffer from concussions and other head injuries that require time off work for treatment. Many workers do not realize that they can receive workers’ compensation benefits for these injuries.
How do workers suffer concussions at the workplace?
Common causes of concussions include falls, getting hit by falling objects and collisions with other workers or equipment. This, however, depends on the worker’s occupation. For example, construction workers are more likely to suffer concussions from falls while office workers are more likely to suffer concussions from getting hit by falling objects.
Most concussions occur when the head hits a hard surface or object. However, a concussion can also occur if the head is violently shaken. This can happen when workers are involved in car accidents or other workplace accidents.
What are some of the symptoms of a concussion?
One of the most common symptoms of a concussion is a headache. This can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Concussions can also cause difficulty with thinking and memory as well as changes in mood or behavior. In more severe cases, workers may experience seizures, paralysis, or even death.
If you have suffered a blow to the head at work, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Even if you do not think you have suffered a concussion, it is better to be safe than sorry. Your employer should also be notified of the accident if you plan to file a workers’ compensation claim.
If you have suffered a concussion at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help you cover the cost of medical treatment as well as lost wages if you are unable to work. In some cases, workers’ compensation benefits can also help cover the cost of long-term care if your concussion causes permanent damage. To receive workers’ compensation benefits, you will need to file a claim with your employer. You will then need to provide medical evidence that you have suffered a concussion.