Recognizing a Concussion
Over 1.2 million people in the United States suffer from a concussion, or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion is a TBI that temporarily modifies the way your brain functions. This injury can be caused by a blow to the head or by violently shaking the head and upper body. Unfortunately, as we at Hach & Rose, LLP, know, many construction workers in New York find themselves suffering from a concussion as the result of a property owner or contractor’s negligence.
Getting treatment for a concussion and preventing further complications from arising is largely dependent on recognizing the signs of a concussion. However, many people are unaware of the specific symptoms of a concussion, resulting in delayed treatment.
Symptoms of a Concussion
The signs of a concussion may not be apparent immediately. As a result, identifying a concussion can be challenging, mainly because these symptoms can set in hours after the injury occurs. The faster a concussion is recognized, the easier it is to treat the damage and avoid any other health problems that may result. Many concussions can be identified by the following symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficultly concentrating
- Balance and coordination
- Extreme fatigue
Some of these symptoms may be immediate or delayed for hours or days after the injury. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms as a result of a blow to head, you may be able to receive compensation if this injury was the result of a construction accident.
Discuss Your Concussion with a New York Lawyer
By talking to a lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP, about your concussion, you can learn more about your options after an accident at a construction site. Contact us at 866-LAWS-USA today to discuss pursuing a lawsuit and potentially getting financial compensation to help you deal with the effects of a concussion.