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Brain Injury

Returning To Work After Brain Injury

December 31, 2011

Know What The Common Symptoms of a Illinois Traumatic Brain Injury Are Before Returning To Work.

Common Brain Injury Symptoms Include Changes In:

  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Attention
  • Decision making
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Problems concentrating
  • Difficulty reading, writing
  • Impaired speech or word loss
  • Difficulty staying focused

The following are suggested measures you could take at work following your brain injury:

  • Ask for accommodations at work based on your symptoms. (e.g., needing extra time to complete large projects or making important final decisions)
  • Ask a co-worker if you can compare notes after a long meeting
  • Having your assistant proofread your letters or documents
  • Staying focused by completing one task before moving on to the next task.
  • Learn or create your own short hand to take better notes
  • Color code your appointment book
  • Check in with yourself every hour to remain self-aware of your emotions and focus and productivey at work
  • Plan what you want to accomplish at work the night before work

About the author:

Attorney Josephine Cullotta is an Aggressive Illinois Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney. To learn more about her or her firm located in Glenview, Illinois, call 847-651-7191.

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