These brain injury symptoms can make it difficult to adjust to a new quality of life. You may be out of work and thus unable to support your family. You might require ongoing care and have a need to learn new coping skills and lifestyle habits.
Brain Injuries Causing Pain & Discomfort
Many traumatic brain injuries result from hitting your head against an unforgiving surface, such as a dashboard or steering wheel during a vehicular accident. A TBI can also occur from your head being shaken or forcefully moved from front-to-back or side-to-side causing your brain to be injured from hitting the inside of your own skull. Slip and falls can also lead to a TBI. If you feel physical pain, your discomfort doesn’t always imply TBI, but it can be a warning sign. If your pain is accompanied by persistent headaches in the days following your accident or fall, you should take the symptoms seriously by getting the appropriate medical care. You should share your symptoms with a doctor immediately. Don’t assume that the symptoms will go away on their own or that they are no big deal. Insurance companies use a lack of treatment and the fact that a doctor has not diagnosed your condition to say that you are not injured. Don’t make it easy for the insurance companies to argue that you are not injured, when in fact you may be seriously injured and you deserve compensation for your injuries.
Has Your Brain Injury Affected Your Cognitive Abilities?
If your accident or fall has led to changes in your cognitive abilities, this can be a clear sign that a TBI has occurred. These changes often occur with concussions and brain injuries that lead to long-term damage.
You should call a doctor immediately if you experience any of the symptoms listed below, which can be indicative of severe brain trauma.