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Vertigo and vision changes are among the most challenging of all the medical problems that may occur after an injury because they are symptoms of other issues. Vertigo and vision problems often affect every aspect of life. If you are facing these challenges, a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney can help.

Understanding Vertigo and Vision Changes as Workplace Injuries

Vertigo is a condition that causes you to feel dizzy and have a spinning sensation. It’s most often caused by an inner ear problem. However, suffering a stroke or a brain injury may also produce vertigo. Vertigo may also produce these symptoms: tinnitus (ringing in the ears), headache, motion sickness, hearing loss, nausea, and vomiting.

Vertigo may result from any number of work-related causes, but here are a few examples:

Those same injuries may be the cause of vision changes. Brain injuries from any cause can result in loss of vision. Being hit in the eye can cause vision problems. Blunt force trauma from any source can cause vision issues.

The Impact of Vertigo and Vision Changes on Daily Life

Vertigo and vision changes are conditions that may significantly impact everyday activities. They can make walking difficult, cooking impossible, and any sort of manual labor dangerous. 

Did you know that vision problems affect balance and depth perception? Vision problems may make it impossible to carry anything while walking.

Medical Treatments and Rehabilitation for Vertigo and Vision Changes

It’s important to seek out appropriate medical interventions for vertigo and vision changes. Although any doctor can diagnose vision problems or vertigo, actual treatment will most often come from a specialist. A neurologist and/or otolaryngologist can help with vertigo. Vision problems should be treated by an ophthalmologist. Medication and/or physical therapy may help to manage the conditions.

Your Rights and Entitlements Under Workers’ Compensation Laws

If you are injured while at work, causing you to be out for as long as eight days, medical treatment is your right. Employers in Georgia who have more than three employees are required to carry workers’ comp insurance. Your medical treatment should be covered under the employer’s workers’ compensation policy.

Your treatment goal will be to get you back to full health and working again. Report the injury immediately so that a claim is established. Keep all medical appointments. Fill and take all prescriptions. Keep all your physical therapy appointments. 

How to Secure Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits: Contact a GA Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

The Georgia workers’ comp attorney at Parsons Law Group understands how to manage your claim. He or she will guide you through the claims process and the treatment phase, ensuring you get what you need. Contact us today to better understand your options.