Signs of A Concussion After a Workplace Accident
June 26, 2019
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.