The entire functionality of our life, motor skills and comprehension takes place in the brain. The brain is not a body part that is easily fixed or healed though, and injuries to the brain, skull or cranial cavity can take weeks, months or years to recover from. Some victims will never fully recover from a brain injury and will have to learn to live their life with a brain complication. Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBI are intracranial injuries sustained by force on the skull that causes severe injuries and can sometimes result in devastating outcomes.
TBI can be sustained by anyone who receives an act of external force against their skull that results in brain either being impaled, it hitting the side of the skull or it receiving abnormal pressure. Sometimes, blood flow to the brain will be cut off and the brain will receive oxygen deprivation – a very serious and often deadly issue. Causes of traumatic brain injuries can include workplace accidents, such as construction falls, slip and fall injuries or concussions. Sports injuries, whiplash from car accidents and sudden and swift impact with a stationary object can all result in TBI.