When someone is injured on the job or in a car accident, they could have a traumatic brain injury, or a TBI. One of the most important things to note about these injuries is their potential severity. Medical treatment is very important after any type of brain injury, even if it seems minor.
On top of that, people need to understand that every brain injury is unique. It depends on factors like the severity of that injury or the location in the brain that was harmed. Two brain injuries may look relatively similar from the outside, but they could have very different ramifications if one person injured the part of the brain that controls memory and another injured the part of the brain that controls physical movement.
Signs to look for after a head injury
Anyone who believes they may have suffered a head or brain injury needs to know what signs and symptoms to watch out for to show that they have a TBI. Here are a few potential examples:
- Feeling drowsy or excessively fatigued
- Having a headache that is persistent or that gets worse
- Struggling with balance and motor skills
- Feeling dizzy or even nauseous
- Being extra sensitive to sounds and lights
- Having blurred vision or issues with hearing, taste, smell and other senses
- Losing consciousness entirely
- Seeming disoriented, dazed and confused
- Experiencing mood swings
- Having trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Changes to appetite
- Feelings of anxiety and depression
It is especially problematic if these symptoms seem to be getting worse over time, which could indicate something like bleeding around the brain. Those who have suffered serious injuries must know about all of their legal options to seek proper financial compensation.