Life after a serious injury

Serious injuries occur more often in Ohio than one might initially think. Injuries such as concussions, disfigurement, burns, and spine damages can result in long-term health issues among patients. Various resources supply patients and families with tools they need to better understand their situation, as well as the effects to expect in life post-injury. 

Questions regarding recovery time and general outcome of traumatic injuries are common. Unfortunately, a large number of serious injuries result in the inability to work, memory disfunction, and decrease in overall quality of life. Professionals that specialize in serious injuries offer a number of resources and support groups to help those who have suffered from a devastating injury.

Brain Injuries

The brain is an extremely sensitive part of the body, and those suffering from brain injuries can come across challenging emotional and physical obstacles. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio is an advocacy and education organization that assists those affected by traumatic brain injuries. They work closely with the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, which trains staff and professionals with information on brain injury. The ACBIS focuses on incidence and epidemiology of brain injury, effective treatment approaches, children and adolescents with brain injury, legal and ethical issues, and much more.

Loss of Limb Injuries

An incident in which an individual loses a limb is also an incredibly traumatic injury. Research carried out by ProPublica and NPR delves into the repercussions of losing a limb due to work-related causes. Congress allows each state to determine its own benefits for those affected by this type of injury, and workers may receive drastically different benefits simply because of the state in which they reside. Workers' compensation laws change continuously, and depend on the inner-workings of state legislatures.   

  

 

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