4 common causes of traumatic brain injuries

On Behalf of | Aug 29, 2022 | Brain Injury

As someone who is an employee, regular driver and typical adult in America, one thing you should be aware of is the risk of injuries in your day-to-day life. Among those injuries is the risk of a traumatic brain injury, which can happen in one of several scenarios.

There are all kinds of accidents that can lead to severe traumatic brain injuries. To help you stay safer, here is information about four of the common causes.

  1. Automobile accidents

Auto accidents can lead to severe injuries. One of the most common traumatic injuries in car crashes is a traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injuries happen in crashes when people hit their heads, suffer from whiplash or twist or spin their skulls faster than the brain can inside. Whether you hit your head or not, get to the hospital and get an exam to check for this serious injury.

  1. Work-related falls

Falling at work is one of the main four causes of workplace injuries. If you fall, there is a risk that you could hit your head, which could lead to a traumatic brain injury.

  1. Slip-and-fall accidents

When you’re shopping, going to a grocery store, heading to the doctor’s office or doing anything in your normal life, there may be times when you’re on another person’s property. If you slip, trip or fall, you could hit your head and suffer from a traumatic brain injury.

  1. Trampoline accidents

While everyone deserves to have fun and to enjoy their hobbies, using a trampoline can be very dangerous. According to JAMA Pediatrics, head injuries are among the top 5 injuries suffered on trampolines and make up around 14.5% of all trampoline injuries.

As you can see, there are many common causes of traumatic brain injuries. If you or a loved one suffer from a brain injury as a result of a car crash, trampoline injury, slip-and-fall accident or workplace accident, you deserve the opportunity to seek compensation to support you as you recover. You may be able to make a personal injury, workers’ compensation or premises liability claim, among others, to help you get the money you need.

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