Many workplace accidents in New Jersey result in concussions, and the lasting impact of these brain injuries can cause persistent migraines. If an injured worker does not take the time to recover from a concussion or suffers back-to-back concussions, he or she may not fully recover from his or her injuries.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that causes a person to become unconscious or dazed. A workplace accident that involves a blow to the head or a whiplash injury could lead to a concussion. After suffering from a concussion, a person may experience several immediate cognitive symptoms, including:
- Visual issues
- Difficulty focusing
In the weeks following a concussion, a person may continue to experience cognitive symptoms as well as emotional problems. If a person sustains another concussion before he or she has recovered from his or her first one, that individual could experience symptoms for years. Some long-term symptoms of concussion include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Memory problems
- Frequent migraines
What could make a concussion worse?
Many concussions go undiagnosed, and therefore, there could be many people who did not treat their concussions properly after a workplace accident. Although there is no established treatment regimen for concussions, it is generally accepted that they heal with plenty of sleep as well as rest from both physical and mental activities. A person who returns to work too early after suffering from a concussion may experience headaches and other symptoms for much longer than usual.
Could frequent migraines be the result of a past concussion?
An undiagnosed concussion could cause a person to experience long-term brain problems, such as frequent migraines. If an individual believes that his or her persistent migraines are the result of a workplace accident, a lawyer may be able to help him or her file a workers’ compensation claim.