How a Brain Injury Can Impact Your Career
Many types of accidents can cause head trauma, which can then cause damage to brain tissue. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often considered to be catastrophic injuries because they can impact your functioning and ability to live your life as normal. One aspect of your life that can be seriously affected is your career, which can cost you significant earnings for the rest of your life.
Effects of a Serious TBI
Moderate to severe TBIs can have many different effects, such as:
- Cognitive impairments – Problems with verbal and written communication, understanding directions, information processing, reading, memory, and more.
- Physical impairments – Lack of balance, coordination, and sensory abilities, as well as slurred speech, headaches, and sleep disturbances.
- Behavioral and emotional impairments – Lack of judgment and emotional control, depression and/or anxiety, among other issues.
These effects can last for months, years, or can even be permanent.
Affecting Your Career
If you have any impairments stemming from a serious TBI, they can easily affect your career trajectory in numerous and major ways. These can include;
- You may no longer be able to perform the duties involved in your profession, and you might need to accept a lower-paying job
- You might not be able to work at all, which means you might depend on disability benefits
- If you are a student planning to enter a specific profession, you might no longer be able to complete your course of education to get licensed or certified, so you might need to change your career path
Contact a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Upland
At the Law Offices of Brian Brandt, we know that many brain injury victims lose substantial earnings over their lifetime due to the impact on their careers. We can help seek compensation for your losses from parties that caused your injuries. Contact us or call 800.983.4467 for a free evaluation.