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Complications from brain injuries can leave you unable to work

There is no doubt that a brain injury is something that anyone would have quite a bit of trouble recovering from. Unfortunately, these types of injuries occur every day throughout the country. They can occur at work, in the commute or even in a household accident. The complications from a brain injury can leave a Los Angeles resident unable to work.

For some people who suffer a brain injury, the result could be a temporary coma. Our readers who have ever known someone who has been in a coma know that it can be a scary time. People who are in a coma are completely unconscious and are unable to respond to any kind of stimuli. Such a state, even while a person is alive, can be confusing and scary for family and friends.

Other people who have suffered a brain injury might be able to make it out of the hospital, but they might suffer occasional or even frequent seizures. While most people will hope that the seizures will fade after time, that will be an extremely case-by-case basis.

A brain injury is among the most serious of injuries that a Los Angeles resident can experience. The injuries can require long-term care and serious medical attention. Any Los Angeles resident who has suffered this type of injury may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if they meet the requirements, such as earning the requisite amount of work credits. The injury must also be expected to last 12 months or longer, or be expected to result in death.

Source: mayoclinic.org, "Traumatic brain injury," Accessed Dec. 18, 2016

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