In response to the coronavirus outbreak Bangel Cohen & Falconetti is doing our best to navigate this unique and challenging situation. We are continuously monitoring and following the recommendations of our elected officials to protect the best interests of our staff and clients. Please note that hearings are being conducted virtually and clients should not physically appear at the Workers’ Compensation Board. We appreciate your patience and will respond to everyone’s inquires and calls as quickly as possible.

Fighting for the rights of injured workers since 1997

Helping New Yorkers throughout the state claim the benefits they deserve

In response to the coronavirus outbreak Bangel Cohen & Falconetti is doing our best to navigate this unique and challenging situation. We are continuously monitoring and following the recommendations of our elected officials to protect the best interests of our staff and clients. Please note that hearings are being conducted virtually and clients should not physically appear at the Workers’ Compensation Board. We appreciate your patience and will respond to everyone’s inquires and calls as quickly as possible.

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Facing concussions after a fall?

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Facing concussions after a fall?

New York workers like you often take health risks while on the job. Construction workers like you face many types of risks related to your terrain. Fall risks are among them.

Many injuries can come from a fall. Head injuries are among the most common. Of these injuries, you are most likely to deal with a concussion. And a severe concussion can have a much stronger impact on you than you may think.

Symptoms in severe concussion patients

Mayo Clinic examines severe concussive symptoms in brain injury patients. These symptoms may have strong and lasting impacts. This is particularly true if you leave a concussion untreated. No one but a medical professional should pass judgment on concussion severity. This also goes for treatment options.

First, look at your physical state. Many victims suffer from sensory and motor issues. Do you keep losing consciousness? Do you have trouble falling asleep or waking up? Are your ears ringing? Do your sense of taste or smell not work as they should? Do you feel tingling or numbness in your extremities?

Monitoring behavioral changes

Next, someone should examine your mental wellness and behavior. As the person suffering from a concussion, you may not even notice anything is wrong. But a third party can tell you if you seem agitated, hostile or impulsive. You may tell that you are struggling with mental clarity or memory, though. This is often a big point of frustration among concussion sufferers.

After noticing concussive symptoms, seek medical attention. As mentioned, doctors provide you with a diagnosis and treatment. Waiting could allow your brain to swell or bruise to potentially life-threatening levels.