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A traumatic brain injury calls for immediate medical care

Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as on a job site, can change a person's life forever. If you or a loved one is faced with this type of injury, it's always a good idea to turn your attention to the future. You need to know what type of treatment you can use to make a recovery.

Before that happens, however, it's important to better understand the type of immediate medical care that is required.

Emergency care is a necessity in the event of a TBI, as this goes a long way in ensuring that the person has an adequate blood and oxygen supply to the brain. Along with this, it helps prevent additional injuries to the neck or head.

When a person suffers a TBI, there is a good chance that he or she may also have other injuries that require immediate medical attention. Emergency treatment will focus on all injuries in an attempt to minimize the impact.

With all this in mind, if you have any reason to believe you have suffered a TBI, don't hesitate to call for immediate medical help. Even if you don't feel horrible at first, any blow to the head can cause serious damage.

If you suffer a TBI at work and this keeps you away from your job, you may be able to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. This is money you will receive until you are able to return to your former position or a new job based on your new abilities. A successful claim will also cover medical costs and other expenses.

Source: Mayo Clinic, "Treatments and drugs," accessed July 19, 2017

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