On-the-job accidents can lead to numerous hardships for workers, but if you sustain a serious head injury you are especially likely to face challenges in the months and years ahead. Sometimes, workplace accidents lead to permanent brain damage that completely upends the lives of injured workers. It is critical to explore your legal options and stay committed to the recovery process.

Regrettably, those who suffer a blow to the head are often sidelined for a long time and some are never able to work again.

How do head injuries occur in the workplace?

Workers sustain head injuries in all sorts of ways while performing their job duties, from falling off of a roof or sustaining a blow to the head to slip-and-fall accidents. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, some brain injuries occur due to workers bumping their heads and falling objects. Sadly, many of these accidents occur as a result of the carelessness of others (such as a co-worker who drops a heavy object off of a ladder or roof or someone who falls down on a slick floor that was not addressed promptly).

How can brain damage disrupt your life?

If you suffer brain damage in an accident at work, various facets of your life will likely change. Sometimes, personal relationships are affected and victims are not able to pursue their hobbies. Depression, depersonalization, memory challenges and other emotional and mental difficulties are also common. It is crucial to look into your recovery options in the wake of brain trauma or any other job-related injury, such as workers’ compensation.