Sports injuries in schools often involve concussions. A head injury at any age is an issue, but for children and young adults whose physical development is still progressing, brain trauma could cause learning and developmental issues. A study based out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analyzed student injuries and found that out of any type of injury, concussions had the most impact on students' performance in their coursework.
Concussions usually prevent children from returning to school as quickly as other injuries. Not only are students missing class instruction on those days, but recovery from a head injury could be lengthy. The student recovering from a concussion could have trouble focusing on class discussions and might be challenged with memorization needed for passing tests.
Poor cognitive abilities in school could affect college acceptances, which could ultimately impact the student's opportunities for employment later in life.
Other side effects of concussions involve sleep disturbances. Sleep studies are cited ad nauseam by mainstream media on how critical adequate sleep is for all ages, but lack of sleep experienced by teenagers could also negatively scores on school exams, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
If you are a student or you know a student who has suffered a concussion in North Carolina, learn more about injury claims. Depending on how the head injury occurred, the student might be able to receive compensation from the at-fault party. Here are a few links to more details, depending on your accident:
Don't see the type of accident that caused the concussion here? Contact our injury lawyers in Raleigh to learn more about how North Carolina law applies to the unique circumstances of your accident.