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How do brain injuries affect your ability to work?

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2020 | Social Security Disability | 0 comments

When Georgia residents suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI), it changes their life. Some victims never achieve full recovery. It often impacts an individual’s ability to work. This may fit the requirements for SSD eligible injuries. 

TBIs affect victims in both mental and physical ways. The severity of the effects often depends on the area of brain that you injured. The degree of damage also has an impact. When it comes to mental side effects, many victims suffer memory loss or damage. In some cases, severe damage means a victim cannot retain information to do their job. TBI victim sometimes have trouble managing their emotions as well. This has the potential to be catastrophic in a controlled work environment. 

TBIs also affect victims on a physical level. Some victims suffer from nerve damage. This may cause numbness in the affected areas. Some suffer from excruciating pain. This pain has the potential to be intense enough to render a victim immobile. A TBI can also impact the five senses. Victims may find themselves being unable to see or hear as well as they once could. Loss of vision or hearing is not impossible. As many jobs rely on sight and hearing, this disability often interferes with a person doing their work. 

Do you want to read more about social security disability? Are you interested in learning about which injuries qualify for SSD? You can click the link here to learn more. It will take you to our web page on SSD and SSD-eligible injuries. Continue discovering where TBIs fall on the spectrum here. 


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