In the military, you know that you're going to be exposed to hazards beyond what you'd see in civilian life. You might have faced explosions or gunfire, hand-to-hand challenges or other situations that led to injuries.
As someone who now struggles with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is hard to live a normal life. You're relearning to speak, walk and speak. You're trying hard to get back to doing the things you love to do.
All this time, you've also had to worry about how you'd care for yourself long-term. Fortunately, there are systems in place to help people like yourself. Social Security Disability (SSD) is there to help people struggling with disabilities obtain the compensation they need while they focus on recovery.
Traumatic brain injuries don't all last forever, and many people do recover with few lasting injuries. For others, the damage is significant, requiring years of hard work, therapy and training to overcome the changes the brain has suffered as a result of impacts or strikes.
Some symptoms those with severe TBIs face include vomiting, nausea, severe headaches, the inability to awaken from sleep, amnesia a loss of coordination and other serious problems. In the long term, patients with a TBI may struggle to walk, have dizzy spells or significant daily headaches. Some struggle with fatigue or have changes in their behavior. Others struggle with depression, anxiety and anger.
It's important that you have time to recover. Your attorney can help you obtain the benefits you need, so you can focus on your health. Our website has more information.