The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
Brain injuries are serious. All types of brain injuries should be take seriously.
A brain injury has often been called an invisible disability.
When people think of the word disability, often times a physical connotation is associated with it.
A brain injury is irreversible.
What a brain injury is not, is an intellectual disability. A brain injury is a very complicated injury. Brain injury survivors usually retain their intellectual abilities but have difficulty controlling, coordinating and communicating their thoughts and actions.
This is different from a learning disability or intellectual disability.
A brain injury is complex. There is no outward damage that is visible to family and friends to understand the how and why.
Effects such as fatigue, irritability, anger, mood swings may be misconstrued by family members, friends, employers and health professionals. This is why it is crucial that a brain injury be recognized as a disability and why disability insurance should be available for those who have suffered from a brain injury.
In the previous 3 posts about the Impacts of Brain Injuries, we listed many cognitive and physical effects of a brain injury. It is understandable that a brain injury survivor would have difficulty returning to employment after enduring serious trauma.
Just like many individuals with psychological injuries have been granted recognition of being totally disabled by their LTD insurer, if someone who has suffered from a brain injury requires extended leave from work, his or her situation should be recognized. More physicians and insurers have to realize the seriousness of brain injuries in order to help our clients access the benefits they are entitled to.
If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury and want to make sure your rights are protected, contact Aaron Waxman & Associates for a free consultation.
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