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Why You Shouldn’t Just “Walk It Off”: Concussions and TBI

Until very recently, people didn’t think about traumatic brain injury (TBI) when it came to concussions. Not too long ago, concussions were often treated as minor injuries and people would be told to “walk it off” during sporting events.

It’s true that most people make full recoveries from concussions, but they are still considered a TBI. If you’re at work or in a sport, it’s never a good idea to simply “walk off” a head injury. It’s important to rest and stay away from strenuous activity until you’ve fully recovered, otherwise your condition could get worse.

Repeated blows to the head could not only make your concussion worse, it could potentially lead to CTE and other more serious conditions. Listen to your doctor and avoid going back to work or playing a sport until you’re medically cleared to do so. If you suffered a head injury at work and your employer forced you to continue working, you may have a valid reason to file a lawsuit.

This blog post should not be taken as medical or legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve experienced a head injury at work or from the fault of another person, we can help you receive compensation.

Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of brain injuries on a routine basis. We understand the physical and mental strain injuries like TBI can cause. We’ll connect you with the treatment options and medical care you need, first and foremost. You will be treated with the utmost respect and patience as we work to recover the compensation you need to care for your injury, long-term.

Call 205-224-5675 today or fill out the form for a free consultation with our Birmingham, Alabama law firm.