The causes of concussions include traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, blows to the head, slip and falls and sports injuries. Concussions involve brain injuries that are often either classified as a mild traumatic brain injury or moderate to severe.
According to the Mayo Clinic symptoms of post concussion syndrome involving a mild traumatic brain injury include being disoriented after the triggering event, nausea, fatigue, problems with speech, difficulty sleeping, sleeping more than usual, dizziness, memory or concentration problems, mood changes or mood swings and feeling anxious or depressed.
The Mayo Clinic describes that moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can include any of the signs listed above as well as loss of consciousness for several minutes, worsening headaches, convulsions or seizures, clear fluids draining from the nose or ears, inability to awaken from sleep, weakness or numbness in fingers or toes, loss of coordination, agitation, combativeness or other unusual behaviour, slurred speech, coma and other disorders of consciousness.
Post concussion syndrome is generally associated with a mild traumatic brain injury. People who are suffering from post concussion syndrome are eligible to apply for long term disability and short term disability benefits. Often the debilitating symptoms of a concussion prevent someone from performing the essential tasks of their employment or in fact any gainful occupation that they are suited to by way of education, training or experience.
Disability insurance companies often deny claims for post concussion syndrome by alleging that there is insufficient medial evidence. Similar to mental illness claims, post concussion disability claims often involve what’s know as an “invisible injury”.
To support your claim you should submit supporting evidence such as doctor’s notes, therapist records, results of scans such as a CT or MRI and statements from friends, coworkers and employers.
At Kotak Law, our practice focuses on helping clients receive short term and long term disability compensation when their ability to work has been impacted by mental illness and concussion related symptoms. We have extensive experience in the resolution of claims stemming from mental illness and post concussion syndrome,and because anxiety, depression and other psychological disabilities are far more difficult to diagnose than physical and objectively measurable injuries, familiarity with the legal process is paramount. Unfortunately, many individuals who genuinely suffer disabling symptoms due to concussions and anxiety and depression are denied short term and long term disability benefits by their insurance company.
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