Loss of Job Skills due to a Brain Injury
One of the most serious injuries a person may sustain as the result of someone else’s mistakes is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries can leave a person without the same kinds of skills and abilities they once counted on and may even influence their capacity to return to work in their career. If an injury is severe enough, an injured worker may not be able to return to their job and may no longer be employable in their career field of choice.
If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury because of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, compensation for the costs associated with these injuries may be available through a personal injury lawsuit. For more information about your legal options and how we may be able to help after an injury, contact a New York brain injury attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.
Long-term TBI Consequences That Can Affect Job Performance
A long-term disability from a brain injury may leave a person without the physical or cognitive ability to complete the same tasks they used to have no problem doing. This may affect their job performance, creating a serious professional issue for that person. These health concerns may include the following disabilities:
- Partial or complete paralysis, affecting jobs with significant physical demands
- Loss of language skills, which can affect all workers
- Loss of memory, both from the time of the incident and persistently afterwards
- Loss of the ability to make sense of certain shapes or sounds
- Loss of sensory abilities, including touch and taste
These health concerns may require significant treatment to heal or rehabilitate, while also having an immediate impact on a person’s professional prospects. If the loss of job skills is enough to force a person out of their career, there may be compensation available for this radical and unwanted life change.
A traumatic brain injury may leave you or someone you love with substantial medical fees, out-of-pocket expenses, and a lack of income. However, a personal injury claim may be able to help your household find financial coverage for these costs. To learn more about how our attorneys may be able to assist you with the process of filing an injury claim, contact a New York personal injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.