Serious injury to one’s brain can significantly alter an individual’s life and their ability to function. There can be mental and neurological implications as a result of trauma to the head. A neurological professional can evaluate the injury. This can include a neurologist and a neuropsychiatrist. The extent of any long-term damage varies a great deal and can be difficult to determine within the first few months.
One who suffers a simple concussion will often fully recover without any long-term effects. However, a greater trauma to the head can cause serious injury to the brain. Symptoms can include severe headaches, vertigo, dizzy spells, impaired thought and speech, cognition difficulties, etc. Traumatic head injuries can even cause death.
The purpose of the skull is to protect our brain. However, trauma can cause fractures to the skull, bleeding, bruising and affect nerve connections. Fractures can be linear, depressed or penetrating. More serious fractures may require surgery.
Serious head injuries can lead to an inability of performance of many normal functions of employment and daily living. A neurologist should evaluate and monitor an individual’s condition and their recovery process.
As with other impairments, it’s always a good idea to have your treatment records include your symptoms. It is usually a good idea to prepare a list of your symptoms and remind your doctor of the complete list of symptoms which you are experiencing.
We understand your concerns and that it’s difficult to deal with a government agency when you are trying to also deal with your debilitating condition. We are available to help you through the process of applying for your disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Contact us at 800-641-9781 and let our experience help you.
At the Law Offices of Gary Glenn, we have assisted many clients who have suffered from a traumatic head injury in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits.