On March 3, 2022, in the City of Anaheim, a Library Patron forcefully pushed a library employee. As a result of the assault, the employee fell back and he hit his head on the tile floor. It is reported that he sustained injury with both a cut on his head as well as a possible loss of consciousness. foxla.com
This fact pattern involves the issue of a neurological injury. Head injuries are unique injuries. They are referred to as Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBIs.
What Is Special About Head Injuries?
Head Injuries are serious injuries. Head injuries can result in concussions. Concussions do not necessarily require that an individual have a loss of consciousness. Therefore, in light of how the accident happened, this Injured Worker should be assessed as to whether he sustained a neurological injury. He should be evaluated specifically by a neurologist.
Per the Mayo Clinic, “[a] concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination” mayoclinic.org
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