Get Help After A Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury is typically caused by an external force or blow to the head that causes the brain to move inside the skull or damages the skull. Common types of brain or head injuries include:
- Hematoma, or a clotting of blood that can cause pressure to build up inside the skull and lead to permanent brain damage;
- Hemorrhage, or uncontrolled bleeding in the space around the brain;
- Concussion, which causes temporary loss of function but can lead to permanent impairment with repeated injury;
- Edema, or swelling, which causes the brain to press against the skull;
- And skull fracture, which often causes brain damage.
Many brain injuries can be severe enough to upend your life and hamper your ability to earn an income. In many cases, lost wages impact not only the person who has been injured, but also his or her entire family. After becoming injured, an individual may lose the ability to work and earn an income for an extended period of time – perhaps even indefinitely.