What you can't see...

Lara Forth

...CAN hurt you. Having an internal injury that nobody sees can make rehabilitation far more difficult. We hear how one worker overcame poor treatment and took control of her own recovery.

Some years ago I was involved in a car accident on the way to work. I smacked my head hard on the roof of my vehicle and received whiplash injuries. I sustained soft tissue trauma, brain swelling and damage to my right temporal lobe. I became physically incapacitated, and experienced a lot of emotional and physical pain. Because my injuries happened on the way to work, I put in a workers’ compensation claim. The damage to the rig...

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Published 31 July, 2010 | Updated 19 August, 2014