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Jackson Head & Brain Injury Lawyer

A workplace accident can have serious outcomes. Some accidents may only result in minor injuries, while others cause head and brain injuries.

Because the brain controls the entire body, a person who suffers an injury to this important organ can suffer a variety of impairments. These impairments can affect one’s employment as well as their everyday lives. They may suffer cognitive issues such as difficulties with memory, attention, communication, and problem-solving. They could experience physical (problems such as weakness, vision problems, or mobility issues in the arms or legs. Emotional issues such as depression, anger, and anxiety are also common.

Head and brain injuries often last for many years or even the rest of a person’s life. They can impact a person’s ability to work, making it hard to earn money. That’s why you need to count on the Jackson head & brain Injury lawyer at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC to thoroughly assess your case and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Working After a Head Injury

Head injuries take some time to heal, so don’t rush it. You should not go back to work until your doctor has cleared you to do so. Your doctor will create a treatment plan focused on getting you back to your work duties. While the recovery process is different for everyone, most people are able to return to work within 1-2 weeks after a head injury like a concussion.

Your doctor will advise you of suggested work restrictions and accommodations such as reduced hours and avoiding certain tasks. Be sure to share this information with your employer so they are aware of what you can and cannot do.

Symptoms of a head injury can continue for a long time. However, you may be able to return to work before you fully heal. When you do go back to work, listen to your body and avoid overexerting yourself. Here are some ways in which you can manage your symptoms when returning to work:

  • Establish a daily routine.
  • Take frequent breaks.
  • Give yourself extra time to complete tasks.
  • Do tasks that require more energy whenever you feel your best.
  • Try to get a good night’s sleep.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

If you are struggling with head injury symptoms after returning to work, you may need additional rehabilitation. Contact your doctor for help managing your injury.

Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC Today

Head and brain injuries should be taken seriously. They can cause impairments to every part of the body, requiring long-term or even lifelong medical care.

Those who have suffered a head or brain injury need the right legal help to protect their rights to compensation and safeguard their family’s future. That’s where Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC comes in. Count on our Jackson head and brain injury lawyer to ensure you have proper compensation. Call (601) 488-3975 or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation.

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