We received a question recently from an employer dealing with a WCB claim related to a head injury. In this case, the employer’s worker suffers persistent emotional difficulties and diminished impulse control following the accident. Rather amazingly, the injured worker also developed another remarkable side-effect: a photographic memory. The worker now remembers most of the days of her life as clearly as the rest of us remember the recent past, remembering each day of the week for every date since 1985.
The side-effects of said worker’s MTBI are reminiscent of another incredible case. The video below tells of an ordinary young man who developed superhuman abilities after being struck on the head. Following his severe concussion, Jason Padgett quit his day job selling mattresses and began teaching quantum mechanics at MIT. His remarkable story is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.
Blue Collar helps employers accommodate any injury or illness, including complicated MTBI’s (mild traumatic brain injuries). The goal is to return disabled workers to their date-of-accident position via modified duties that may include changes and/or restrictions to regular job duties.
Jason Padgett documentary: