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Will short term memory loss affect your ability to work?

On Behalf of | Nov 2, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Florida residents like you who have suffered from a crash may also have long term health repercussions. If you have a traumatic brain injury (TBI), this often impacts other areas of your mental health and wellness.

One of the biggest potential issues you suffer from is memory damage. Short term memory loss is a life-changing issue. Unfortunately, it can also have a big impact on your career.

How does memory damage manifest?

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center says brain injury directly impacts memory. Short term memory suffers more than long term memory for most people. This is a big hurdle in day to day living. Why? Because you rely on short term memory for just about everything. Here are a few examples of problems you may have with a malfunctioning short term memory:

  • Forgetting appointment dates and times
  • Leaving your purse or wallet behind when you leave a location
  • Forgetting to lock your car or house door
  • Misplacing important items like tax documents
  • Forgetting to fulfill promises made to others or other obligations

How does it impact you at work?

This can impact you at work, too. Unfortunately, your memory loss might cause even more problems at work than at home. For example, forgetting to attend an important meeting could put you behind everyone else and you may have to rush to catch up. Forgetting to document a customer’s order could delay it, making the company look negligent.

In some cases, people in your situation end up asked to take leave. Other companies even let people go if they underperform too badly. If you find yourself at risk of these things, you may want to consider seeking compensation as a financial cushion.


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