Work Injuries to the head are often the most difficult to diagnose and treat. Unlike injuries to the spine or the joints, injuries to the brain are often impossible to detect using current imaging technology. These injuries can occur anytime there is a blow to the head, and oftentimes are accompanied by a loss of consciousness.
Signs of a traumatic brain injury include headaches, loss of memory or concentration, dizziness, blurred vision, and increased irritability with family members. Treatment for head injuries is usually undertaken by a neurologist. Treatment can include therapy, medications, and tincture of time. Most mild traumatic brain injuries resolve within 12-18 months, although sometimes the effects can be permanent. Those that are permanent are considered ‘unscheduled” and can result in a permanent disability award. If you or a loved has suffered from a brain injury, contact the Phoenix and Tucson Worker’s Compensation lawyers at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC immediately.