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How do TBIs impact your career?

On Behalf of | May 21, 2020 | Personal Injury |

California residents may suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBIs) in crashes. These injuries can change the way your life looks. Many people do not realize the crippling effect TBIs have on victim’s futures. 

Today, we will look at how TBIs may affect your career. This differs from victim to victim. But most victims will see at least some degree of impact to their career path and future prospects. 

TBI impact on memory and stability 

Mayo Clinic takes a look at the impact of TBIs in victims. These injuries affect all areas of a victim. This includes their body, mind, emotional stability and mental health. Any of these factors may impact a person’s ability to work. For example, someone with severe memory problems cannot do tasks they once could. They may miss deadlines and so on. 

Many TBI victims also find themselves dealing with emotional instability. This is often worsened by the presence of pressure in that victim’s life. Unfortunately, many workplace environments involve some amount of pressure. This can trigger a victim’s anxiety. It may cause them to lash out. People with these issues cannot deescalate situations or handle conflict well. 

How TBIs affect physical performance 

TBI victims often cannot compete with former levels of physicality, either. Some doctors have TBI victims on bed rest during the healing process. This can make a person physically weak. If the victim had a very demanding job, they may struggle to meet the requirements. 

Though many TBI victims return to work, they do not always go back to their old job. Sometimes the company shuffles them around. Other times, they must leave the industry and find work elsewhere. It is important to keep these struggles in mind when dealing with TBIs related to the workplace.