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.
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.
"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 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.
It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone in Aurora that it is insurance companies that support restricting how long an individual has to apply for workers' compensation benefits. Although there are many people in Colorado who have no problem meeting the time limits in place on Colorado workers' compensation benefits, because they apply shortly after being injured. Sometimes, however, an injury will only manifest after the individual has moved on to a new job.
Denver sports fans have been hearing a lot lately about the traumatic brain injuries that plague professional football players. Over the course of even just a season or two, these athletes suffer repeated blows to the head, causing long-term damage that may not only ruin their careers, but shorten their lives measurably by causing irreversible dementia and other serious neurological problems. Many former players have attempted to collect workers' compensation or filed lawsuits against the NFL as a result.
Due to the frequency of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., those who are required to drive as a part of their job responsibilities run the risk of being injured while on the job. Severe auto accidents can cause life-changing harm, in some cases requiring an individual to receive specialized medical care for a lifetime.
Some of the workplace accidents that happen in and around Denver can be planned for and prevented. Some of them, however, are completely out of the ordinary. The accidents, some of which can lead to serious injuries or death, could never have been foreseen, but just because an accident or injury can't be predicted doesn't mean that it won't be compensated for under the Colorado workers' compensation program.
If you ask many people in Colorado whether they'd prefer to work alone or with their coworkers, many may choose the solitude, especially those that work in a crowded office. While it is certainly nice to have some peace and quiet in the workplace, there are benefits to having colleagues present. One welder may not have survived an explosion and some crush injuries if he hadn't had a coworker, making him glad that there was someone else at the excavation business that day.
It was an injury that one neurosurgeon described as being a 9.9 on a scale of one to 10. The seriousness of the traumatic brain injury one construction worker sustained was readily apparent, but what has been surprising is that he has made a near complete recovery. While this young crane operator was fortunate, he still has some way before he will be able to return to work.