Many personal injuries that are suffered in Ontario only last for a short time; things like broken bones and lacerations are painful, but they heal relatively quickly and many of them have little to no lasting impact. However, the same is not true for brain injuries. Often, these will last for a lifetime, and they may never fully heal.
Some brain injuries lead to chronic pain, which often manifests itself as a headache. This can hinder your ability to work, it can keep you from sleeping properly and it can cause you constant discomfort. It can also lead to additional medical costs as you buy medication and seek treatment, hoping for any type of relief.
Other brain injuries can change the way you feel and the way you think. It's been shown that some head injuries can lead to feelings of depression, the loss of memories and many other such side effects. You may not even realize that there is a connection at first, attributing it to something like the normal aging process, but your head injury could actually be the underlying cause.
When seeking compensation for things like this, it's very important that you remember these long-term impacts and costs. You may be able to get compensation for your initial medical bills fairly easily, but these are by no means the only costs you may have. Think of the big picture, and remember that you deserve compensation for everything that has been done to you that was someone else's fault.
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