One of the most dangerous things about concussions is that many people do not know they are suffering with one. The symptoms of a concussion can be so subtle that they are missed, even by medical professionals. Knowing the symptoms can help save your life after you have received a head injury on the jobsite.
Some of the most common symptoms of a concussion are headache, confusion and loss of memory. In the case of a concussion, the loss of memory is typically regarding the event that immediately led to the head injury.
Other signs and symptoms include dizziness, vomiting, nausea, delayed responsiveness, fatigue and slurred speech. A person suffering with a concussion may exhibit one or a combination of these symptoms.
Some of the symptoms of concussion can be immediate or appear days later. These include memory complaints, sensitivity to light and noise, disturbances to sleep, disorders of taste and smell and depression.
Concussion in Children
The signs and symptoms of concussion in children can be less apparent because little ones can’t always describe how they are feeling. On a jobsite, this can happen if minors are working or if they walk near a construction zone. Some things you can watch out for after a child receives a head injury:
- Appearing to be dazed
- Tiring faster than normal
- Unsteadiness when walking
- Change in sleeping or eating patterns
- A lack of interest in favorite toys or objects
Symptoms that Require Immediate Care
If an adult or child has received a head injury and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, emergency care should be sought immediately:
- Vomiting that will not stop
- Loss of consciousness of greater than 30 seconds
- A headache that worsens
- Dizziness that does not subside
- Difficulty with physical or mental coordination
- Any symptoms that worsen with time
Two of the most common causes of concussion are auto accidents and sports injuries. If you have been in a job accident in South Carolina and are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek medical attention as soon as possible. Then, reach out to our experienced team of personal injury attorneys. We will review the details of your case at no cost to you and advise you of your options. Call now.