Regardless of your profession, there could come a time when you suffer a head injury on the job. While this is more likely if you work in a fast-paced and physically challenging environment, anyone could suffer this injury.
It’s important to know the most common signs and symptoms of a concussion, as this will ensure that you receive medical treatment should you need it.
Some of the symptoms you may experience include:
- Memory problems
- Trouble balancing
- Double vision
- Blurred vision
These symptoms have the potential to develop right away. However, they may stay dormant for several days, weeks or longer.
If you experience any type of blow to the head, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even if you are not dealing with these symptoms, you should consult with a medical professional. They can run a few tests to better understand what is going on.
Depending on the severity of your head injury, you may require some type of surgery. This is not typical of a concussion, but it’s not out of the question.
After you suffer a concussion, you need to follow the advice of your medical team. Going against this could cause additional problems in the future.
Since you may require long-term rest, it’s possible that you won’t be able to return to work. This is why you need to learn more about workers’ compensation. You may qualify to receive payments as you recover and until you are cleared by your medical team to return to your job in the future.
Source: Healthline, “Concussion,” accessed Sep. 01, 2017