Traumatic brain injuries are a common diagnosis in Texas in emergency rooms. Motor vehicle crashes are a common cause of these brain injuries. Research from the CDC indicates that for people ages 15 to 34, car crashes are the leading cause of brain injuries that lead to hospitalizations and death. Unfortunately, the majority of the research into traumatic brain injuries has been focused on sports injuries and injuries caused by military service.
Construction work is a notoriously dangerous occupation. So many of your jobs require you to work on roofs, scaffolding or tall ladders that you face substantial continuing risk of falling. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration lists falls as the number one cause of construction worker deaths.
When someone close to you has been the victim of a tragic accident that has resulted in a traumatic brain injury, you may be left feeling uncertain about how to communicate with him or her. Because a TBI can affect the way your loved one receives, processes and responds to information, your education about how to effectively communicate with someone who has a TBI may help you to be empathetic and understanding.