Brain injuries can include:

  • Tearing of the delicate brain tissue, such as from a sudden impact;
  • Bruising, caused by impact to the skull;
  • Swelling; and
  • Deprivation of oxygen, called anoxic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injury can cause:

  • Coma;
  • Concussion;
  • Paralysis;
  • Concentration and memory problems;
  • Behavior and personality changes;
  • Loss of senses, such as touch or smell;
  • Depression and anxiety;
  • Impaired speech and vision; and
  • Seizures.

A head injury is often the result of an automobile accident, fall, sport accident, or other violent act. If you suffered a head injury on the job, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer will cover the medical care and expenses and, if a third party contributed, you may also be able to pursue a claim against that third party. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact the Law Office of Paul Houser, Jr. for a free consultation.