Following the diagnosis of a concussion, it’s likely you’ll need to take time off work, athletics, or other physically/mentally straining obligations. It’s important to follow protocol in these situations, and to follow up for a Doctor’s note for wherever it may be required.
Be sure to do the following to the best of your ability:
- Continue to avoid intense lighting, or excessive noise
- Refrain from looking at computers, cell phones, and TVs for any extended period of time
- Any exercise will put you at risk of a slow recovery through unnecessary movements and the increase of your blood flow to the brain which may spike headaches
- And of course, follow all your Doctor’s recommendations
Usually, employees who suffer from concussions feel obligated to rush back into work once they begin feeling better. It’s important to let yourself rest for the allocated time your doctor has recommended and to avoid being pressured by your employer. There have been cases when employers rush their employees back into work before they’re fully capable of returning. This will only risk your recovery going forward and may negatively impact you in the future.
If your health feels threatened by your employer, do not hesitate to reach out for legal aid. Contact us today at 617-898-0808 for a free, no-obligation case review. Get the help you deserve to ensure your future health.