Internal bleeding can be a life-threatening result of a workplace accident, especially if a person does not realize he has a problem for hours or days after his injury. This can be a big worry for construction workers, factory workers, and truck drivers, who face a higher risk serious injury from vehicle accidents, falls, and being crushed by heavy machinery.
Potential Complications From Internal Bleeding
An accident victim can suffer serious complications from internal bleeding, especially if the problem goes untreated for a period of time. Possible problems include:
- Decreased or altered sensation
- Anemia from the low red blood cell count
- Brain damage
- Organ damage
- Paralysis or loss of strength
- Unconsciousness or coma
Susceptibility to Internal Bleeding
In additional, people with certain conditions could be more likely to experience internal bleeding after a workplace accident. High risk factors for include:
- Taking blood thinner medication
- Having severe liver disease or cirrhosis (a chronic liver disease caused by alcoholism or hepatitis)
- Having an inherited condition that inhibits blood clotting, such as hemophilia
- Using anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Advil, Motrin, and Aleve, on a long-term basis
If you suffered internal bleeding as a result of a workplace accident, you could be off work for a lengthy period of time while you are recovering—if you are even able to return to work. However, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and wages from your employer under workers’ compensation. Start an online chat or call me, a workers' compensation attorney at 877-360-0183 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how I can help you get the compensation you deserve.