Workplace Support

The need for support from both a person’s boss and co-workers cannot be overstated. It is very important that at the very least the employer or equivalent knows a little about the long-term effects of brain injury. With this knowledge, they will be able to provide support when and where necessary. Like many people, employers tend to view disability as a physical condition.

When they see no obvious outward signs, such as a wheelchair, they might assume the person to be fine. Brain injury is often referred to as a hidden disability, and as such can easily lead to misinterpretation. For example, loss of initiative or fatigue can be interpreted as laziness.