Blount Law Firm
Call 901-529-9377 For A Free Consultation
Advocating For The Injured

Signs of a concussion after a workplace accident

You fall at work. You're on the top of a ladder when someone bumps it and you lose your balance. You don't fall far, but you hit your head on the way down. Everything goes dark for a moment, and then you wake up to find people looking down at you.

You're not sure how bad the injury is. You think you may have a concussion, which is a brain injury. What signs should you be looking for? A few of them include:

  • You feel very tired and drowsy, and it's hard for you to stay awake or wake up.
  • The pupil in one eye is bigger than the one in your opposite eye.
  • You have a serious headache. Rather than fading, it just gets worse and will not go away.
  • You feel numb or weak.
  • You start slurring your words, and others notice the changes in your speech pattern.
  • You feel confused.
  • You don't remember the accident and/or struggle with other memories from the day.
  • You throw up or feel nauseated.
  • You suffer from convulsions or seizures.
  • You are easily agitated.
  • Your eyes are very sensitive to light.

Above all else, the fact that you lost consciousness in the fall is a significant warning sign and means you must seek medical assistance right away. It doesn't matter if you were only unconscious for just for a few seconds or maybe not at all. A concussion is still very serious.

As you move forward, make sure you also know what rights you may have to seek workers' compensation and perhaps to civil legal remedies.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
LEARN ABOUT YOUR LEGAL OPTIONS ยป

Schedule A Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Collierville Office
1950 West Poplar Avenue
Collierville, TN 38017

Phone: 901-529-9377
Fax: 901-850-7786
Collierville Law Office Map

Memphis Office
5100 Poplar Avenue
Suite 2515
Memphis, TN 38137

Phone: 901-529-9377
Map & Directions