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Can mild brain injuries affect your ability to work?

Arizona workers just like you depend on a steady income in order to support yourself. This is just one reason why incidents resulting in brain injury can be so traumatic. Many people know that severe brain injury can interrupt your ability to work and thus your income, but what about so-called "mild" brain injuries?

As Brainline states, mild brain injuries are a bit of a misnomer. In reality, the "mild" part is usually referring to the duration of the injury rather than the intensity. Mild brain injuries can be just as painful, debilitating, and disorienting. Brain injuries of all sorts can interrupt your life and ability to maintain a steady income. You can suffer from potentially disastrous side-effects, such as:

  • Confusion and forgetfulness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Fuzziness and an inability to concentrate

These effects can be taxing both physically and mentally, meaning workers in all fields can be affected. If you work a desk job, you still need to have a clear head. If you work a job that requires a lot of physical strength, you need to be in peak condition. Even with a mild brain injury, you may be unable to fulfill your usual duties.

So what can you do if your brain injury is keeping you out of work for now? This is where contacting a lawyer may come into play. You can look into compensation options, which can help you keep yourself afloat financially as you heal and prepare to return to the workforce.

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