Head injuries at work can cause permanent disability

There are numerous ways in which you can sustain serious, even severe head injuries while at work. You could suffer a slip-and-fall accident, smacking your head against the floor or a wall. Something could fall from a shelf and hit you on the head. Machinery could back into you or knock you down. If you drive for your job, the potential for a serious automobile accident is a real concern. For those working in Connecticut, the risk of a workplace injury is higher than the national average.

After suffering a head injury at work, you may feel tempted to brush it off, but doing so could prove to be a major mistake. Any time your head is struck or injured, you should make a point of filing an accident report with your employer. That way, you can ensure that if symptoms develop, you have the ability to file a claim for workers' compensation.