Many brain injuries are the result of an accident such as a violent car accident, an accidental fall, or hitting the head in some other way. But some brain injuries are the result of on-the-job injuries. Workers’ compensation claims can be filed due to a brain injury in many occupations such as a fall in a construction job. But lately, these on-the-job injuries have been widely reported in another profession.
Players in the NFL are professional athletes who are employees of the team they play for. Recent reports have brought attention to the frequency and severity of these on-the-job injuries. The symptoms suffered by these athletes are similar to any person who suffers a brain injury, such as memory loss and diminished cognitive functions.