Suffering from a severe injury can result in your facing many difficulties. In some cases, the injuries are not permanent, and after recovery, individuals can go back to living their lives as they did before. However, you may not have been so lucky. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury while on the job, you may know that your life will never be the same.
Brain injuries could occur as a result of a job-related accident in a variety of occupations. If you work in the construction industry, you face the highest risk for suffering such an injury on the job. One way this injury could have come about is from falling from a considerable height and hitting your head on the ground or other objects. Similarly, building materials or machinery could have potentially struck you in the head. Now you may wonder what negative effects you may face.
Left-side brain injury
Depending on which part of the brain suffered from the injury, you could face different outcomes. If the accident injured the left side of your brain, you may suffer effects such as the following:
- Having a hard time understanding language
- Struggling to express yourself through speech
- Depression or anxiety
- Diminished capacity for logic
- Diminished control over movements for the right side of your body
Any of these outcomes could severely impact your ability to carry out daily tasks much less perform work-related duties.
Right-side brain injury
If the accident resulted in the right side of your brain suffering injuries, you could experience the following negative impacts:
- Diminished control over left-side body movements
- Difficulty grasping broad concepts
- Changes in your creative abilities
Of course, numerous other negative results could take place in the event that you have a right-side brain injury.
Injuries to both sides of the brain
When both sides of your brain suffer injuries, you could face a myriad of negative outcomes. You may find yourself often feeling confused, lacking cognitive skills, feeling fatigued and having a reduced attention span.
If the on-the-job accident resulted in severe brain injuries, you may need constant care, frequent medical attention and may lose your ability to work. In such cases, you may want to determine how workers' compensation may be able to help financially. Often, these benefits can help with medical expenses, lost wages and other related costs.