Most people are aware that serious brain injuries can lead to permanent and catastrophic damage.  However, many individuals overlook the devastating effects of repetitive brain trauma. Recently, many professional football players – as well as boxers and soccer players – have come forward claiming depression, memory loss, behavioral problems, dementia, and ALS due to consistent head trauma and multiple concussions. In the National Football League, players have a 100% chance of injury during a season.

While most people aren’t professional athletes, the risks of the repetitive brain trauma are still eminent for construction workers, firefighters, and those who often drive for work, including livery drivers, truck drivers, and salespeople. If you have sustained multiple blows to the head which resulted in concussions and related injuries, you must seek medical treatment. All New Jersey work accidents and injuries are covered by New Jersey workers’ compensation law.

Symptoms of complications due to repetitive brain trauma include:
  • Dizziness
  • Behavioral or mood changes
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Flashbacks and nightmares
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

Complications of brain trauma can lead to brain hemorrhaging, cardiac problems, brainstem herniation, behavioral issues, deep venous thrombosis, and endocrine abnormalities.

If your repetitive brain trauma is the result of a New Jersey work injury, seek the help of a Morris County workers’ compensation attorney. Manfred Ricciardelli, an experienced Morristown workers’ compensation lawyer, is here to help you obtain medical and disability benefits. Call today at 973-285-1100 for a free consultation.
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