Did you get a concussion on the job?

On Behalf of | Jun 12, 2020 | Workers' compensation

Florida workers like you do not anticipate facing injury while on the job. Unfortunately, injury can occur anywhere. It can happen on a dangerous job even if you follow safety protocol. It can even happen in office settings. 

One of the most common types of worker injury are head injuries. This includes concussions. If you need immediate medical attention, it is crucial to know concussive symptoms. 

Physical signs of a concussion 

Mayo Clinic examines the symptoms of a concussive head injury. There are physical and non-physical symptoms. In most cases, physical symptoms begin to appear shortly after the incident. Non-physical symptoms can appear much later, though. In some cases, they only begin to show up to a full day after impact. 

Physical signs can include fatigue or drowsiness, headache, and nausea. You may vomit. You may suffer from blurry vision. Tinnitus is also a common problem during and after concussive injury. You may experience confusion or “mental fog”. This makes it hard for you to concentrate. You may even find yourself with short-term amnesia. It often affects the memories surrounding the traumatic event. 

Non-physical symptoms 

Non-physical signs often include changes to your personality. You may feel more irritable. You may feel depressed or have other psychological adjustment problems. Issues with memory and concentration are common as well. You may also suffer from disorders of your senses. In particular, the sense of taste and smell are often impacted. 

Concussive damage can lead to other severe medical issues. For this reason, you may want to seek medical care after a head injury even without symptoms. But displaying symptoms means you should go.