The older we get, the funnier it seems to others when we forget things. While it can be somewhat humorous to watch your co-worker look for the eyeglasses sitting on top of his head, serious memory problems can cause harm to your co-workers. Injuries on the job may occur because you forgot to do something.

Brain deterioration is a natural part of the aging process. While some people may begin to suffer memory problems during their last years of life, others will develop signs and symptoms before they have even reached the age of retirement. This can be a tremendous safety issue for others in the working environment.

Human errors are a chief factor in worker’s compensation-related injuries. Having to work with someone who is slowing losing their brain functionality not only is a sad situation in general, it can also be a dangerous one for everybody involved. Those who have seen a significant decrease in their mental capacity may need to consider disability and early retirement.

Making a mistake because you forgot something puts others at risk and if you are working near others who have trouble processing information or are potential declining in their mental capacity, you have to worry about your own safety as well.  There is no definitive age or stage of life that identifies decreased brain functioning and even young workers can still be susceptible to health issues surrounding the brain. It can be beneficial to keep health brains active by doing regular physical exercises, mental exercises, and ensuring a proper diet but it doesn’t guarantee a problem can be fixed.


If you feel your memory has gone beyond ‘what it used to be’, it may be time to check in with your primary physician for a proper diagnosis. Your medical provider should be able to recommend a course of treatment, preventative maintenance, and perhaps even the suggestion to submit to an early retirement rather than risk personal injury or the injury of other co-workers. Contact our office today for more information about Social Security disability. You can call us toll free at 866-205-2415 or use our confidential online contact form to discuss your potential disability claim.