How Common Are Work-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Injuries sustained in the workplace can dramatically alter a person’s life, especially when they involve the brain. Work-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be very serious due to their complex nature and the long-term effects they can have on an individual’s health, quality of life, and ability to work. If you suffer a TBI at…


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…


Serious head injury symptoms after a fall

You take a serious fall at work. It happens fast. You don’t even know for sure what happened. Did you hit your head on the ground? Why did you fall? Did you lose consciousness on impact? If so, how long were you out? You have a lot of questions, and they can hinder your ability…


The rise in head injuries: Are you at risk?

Head and brain injuries can change your life forever. Many incidents are fatal, of course, as these are some of the most traumatic injuries workers can experience on the job. Even those who pull through, however, may deal with serious life changes, such as disabilities. Who is most at risk? Almost every job has some…


When a brain injury changes a loved one forever

Your spouse suffers a head injury in a fall at work. You get the call after they have already arrived at the hospital. Doctors keep them in a medically-induced coma for a few days to let some swelling on the brain go down, and then they wake back up again. Over time, the physical side…


Head injury patients avoid radiation by taking a new blood test

Some injuries are harder to identify than others. When an employee breaks a leg or sprains their ankle, that injury is visible on an x-ray. While no one really wants to go through the hassle of an x-ray, sitting under the machine poses little risk to your health. That is not the case for a…

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