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Brain Injuries Archives

Head injuries on the job can cause major complications

Traumatic brain injuries have emerged as a significant health concern in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer a TBI each year. Most of these injuries - approximately 75 percent - are mild-to-moderate concussions. Some experts estimate the annual costs of TBIs in the U.S., including both direct medical costs and lost work productivity, to be in the tens of billions of dollars.

5 ex-Kansas City Chiefs sue football team

A lawsuit was filed by five professional football players who used to play for the Kansas City Chiefs. The plaintiffs claim the team lied about the risks of head injuries and hid the injuries during 1987 and 1993, when there was no collective bargaining agreement in position in the NFL.

Workers who suffer a brain injury may see personality change

Often we discuss many of the different ways that a brain injury can impact a worker after an accident. There are the physical implications, that require therapy and check-ups, and there are financial implications from medical expenses. For brain injury victims, these are the immediate concerns that come up after the injury.

Nature's pests to help with brain injury recovery research?

It's no surprise that a head injury can result from a number of different traumatic incidents. Whether while at work at a construction site or trying to retrieve a ream of paper from a top shelf, a worker can get struck on the head and unknowingly have a brain injury.

For brain injury victims, pressurized oxygen may not be the answer

Head trauma can happen to anyone, and if the brain sustains injury as a result, it can significantly impact that individual's life. For brain injury victims, research to find new treatments is important for the recovery process.

A head injury by any other name is still a head injury

"It's just a bump on the head" is the phrase you hear from your loved one. The phrase is meant to reassure you that the seemingly minor head injury is just that: a minor injury. But even a simple concussion can have serious symptoms that don't become noticeable until days or even weeks after the initial injury.

Despite positive results, insurers halt payment for brain injury rehab

Thumbnail image for Eley_8212013_2.jpgDespite many of the safety precautions that an employer implements, such as warning signs or requiring hard hats in construction zones, a head injury is a possibility. And while some head injuries may simply require a day off and a pain reliever, other head injuries can cause long-term injuries or disabilities.

Traumatic brain injuries can vastly change a life

Many people in Denver may think that traumatic brain injuries, despite their name, are not serious enough to prevent someone from returning to work, but these kinds of accidents can severely restrict what an individual is able to do. While not all work-related head injuries in Colorado are going to keep an employee from ever working again, there are a number of serious workplace head injuries that force employees onto workers' compensation every year.

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