You were working as a reporter when you went into a hazardous situation to start a live feed. You were on camera when a pole that was beside you blew over. Within seconds, you were hit, and you had a gash on your head.
Initially, you thought you were okay. You finished the newscast and went back to your vehicle. As your coworker drove you back to the studio, you felt unwell. The next thing you knew, you were waking up in the hospital.
A head injury can make you extremely unwell very quickly. If you have bleeding on the brain, your brain may suffer from damage due to swelling. This condition could be life-threatening, so it’s important to seek medical care immediately.
Brain hemorrhages are a kind of stroke and do kill brain cells. The blood from the bleed irritates the tissues of the brain and cause edema, or swelling, that pressures the brain. Blood flow is reduced, and a patient could die in some instances without treatment.
If you survive a brain hemorrhage, you could have many months or years of recovery ahead of you. Everyone is different, but a severe injury could impact your speech, gait, memory or even aspects of your personality. It isn’t possible to know how you’ll be affected in the long-term until some time has passed, the swelling has been eliminated and you are beginning to recover.
If you’re injured on the job and suffer a hemorrhage, workers’ compensation should cover your injuries. If you are denied the compensation you need, you may want to appeal that decision.