If you begin feeling dizzy at work, it could be a sign of something simple. Maybe you’re just feeling overly fatigued and need to take a break. Perhaps you’re just dealing with dehydration or you haven’t eaten in too long. This can make the odds of an injury higher, so it’s important to address, but it’s not dire.
At the same time, feeling dizzy could be a symptom of a serious injury. That’s why it is so important to assess this if you feel it happening to you. Let’s take a look at two examples of injuries that you may have suffered on the job.
Blunt force trauma
One thing to consider is that those who suffer blunt force trauma to the neck and head area sometimes develop post-traumatic vertigo. This can also happen when the trauma is to the craniocervical junction. Trauma can be caused by things like falls or motor vehicle accidents, two of the most common ways that workers get injured every day in the United States. Dizziness is known as a rather common symptom for those who have suffered head and neck trauma.
A traumatic brain injury
A related issue could be a traumatic brain injury. Dizziness and balance issues are often cited by those who have been injured. You may also have other sensory issues, such as an increased sensitivity to light or sound. Furthermore, some brain injuries can lead to bleeding around the brain. This can cause dizziness and discomfort to get worse and may require immediate medical attention.
What are your options?
As you can see, dizziness could be a sign you have suffered a serious injury on the job. You need to know how to get medical attention and how to seek proper workers’ compensation benefits.