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Common types of brain injuries


Of all the possible injuries that a person in Pennsylvania can suffer, brain injuries are some of the worst. These injuries can affect a person's ability to live a normal or independent life. In addition to limiting a person's ability to work, brain injuries can result in paralysis, memory problems, physical pain and other serious health issues. Depending on the specific injury, people with brain injuries often require long-term care.

However, not all brain injuries are created equal. Some are more serious than others. While some may require little medical attention, other will result in a serious health crisis and the inability to work. According to medical experts, the most common type of brain injury is a concussion. A concussion can cause temporary loss of consciousness, confusion and bleeding in the brain. A concussion can be caused by a variety of trauma including blows to the head, whiplash or other force.

Another type of brain injury is a contusion. A contusion is caused by some sort of direct impact to the head which results in bleeding on the brain. Surgery may be required to fix a contusion. A penetrating injury is another type of brain injury. These occur when a foreign object travels into the brain. This could be the result of a firearm or sharp objects traveling into the skull. These often cause serious injuries.

Other common types of brain injuries include open head injuries, closed head injuries, shaken baby syndrome and anoxic brain injury.

No matter the type of brain injury that a person suffers, if a person is unable to work following the injury, the person should know that legal options are available. An inability to work for at least a year may be one reason for those with a brain injury to apply for Social Security disability benefits. People should seek professional advice to determine whether they are able to pursue the SSD benefits they are entitled to.

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