Work Related Concussion
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is an injury to the brain. This can cause problems with how the brain works. It is often caused by a blow to the head, a blast, or a sudden movement of the head that bounces the brain inside of the skull. This can “stun” the brain cells or even result in their death.
Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion
If you believe you have sustained a concussion while at work, please call Occupational Health Partners at 785-820-7965. They will collect the necessary information from you to begin the workers' compensation process and get you connected with a COMCARE physician who is scheduling to see patients with workers comp related injuries.
If signs/symptoms become worse, seek medical attention immediately. If you believe the condition becomes an emergent situation, go to Salina Regional Health Center emergency department or to the nearest emergency department.
These symptoms could include:
- Stiff neck
- Fluid and blood leaking from your nose or ears
- Difficulty waking up or have become more sleepy
- Headache that gets worse, lasts a long time, or is not relieved by over-the-counter pain reliever
- Vomiting more than 3 times
- Problems walking or talking
- Changes in speech (slurred, difficult to understand, does not make sense)
- Problems thinking straight
- Seizures (jerking your arms or legs without control)
- Changes in behavior or unusual behavior
- Double vision