The brain and the head are arguably the most important parts of the human body. The brain controls everything else. Without a properly functioning brain, people cannot walk, talk, eat or breathe. A brain injury can cause debilitating pain, weakness, confusion and aggression. With a brain injury people can literally find themselves unable to live a normal life.
Brain injuries are caused by any number of serious accidents. Whether a minor brain injury is caused by a slip-and-fall or a major traumatic brain injury is caused by a serious car accident, the damage can keep a person from work. If the injury is so severe that the person is out of work for a year or more, then the person may pursue Social Security disability benefits.