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Can you work after a traumatic brain injury?

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2022 | Injuries |

Traumatic brain injuries can come from many different sources. Your head may slam against the ground if you fall. You may be in a car crash and think you got away without injuries, only to realize a few weeks later that your head is hurting.

One thing that many victims wonder when they have a traumatic brain injury is how long they’ll be off work. There’s no universal answer to this question, so you have to work closely with your doctor to find out how long you need to take off.

Brain rest is usually ordered

Brain rest, which means that you rest quietly in a dark room, is usually ordered for a brain injury case. This gives the brain a chance to heal. The amount of time that you have to deal with brain rest depends on the severity of the injury, the symptoms you’re experiencing and their intensity.

Accommodations when you return to work

You may be able to go back to work sooner than you think, but you have to realize that there might be some accommodations you’ll need. These should directly address the way that working is affected by the injury. For example, if you have trouble concentrating, you may need a quiet space with dim lights so you can focus.

If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury because of another party’s negligence, you have rights to consider. One of these is that you can file a legal claim for compensation. Having someone on your side who understands these matters may be beneficial because they can help you determine what steps you should take to enhance your chance of a successful case.