What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?
Unlike many personal injury claims which involve injuries which are resolved in a relatively short period of time, catastrophic injuries are more long-lasting and have more disabling effects on the patient’s life, requiring expert handling.
Serious and catastrophic injuries have potentially life-changing effects and will have a significant impact on day-to-day life. These injuries can include:
• Severe orthopaedic injury
• Partial or total paralysis
• Severe burns or disfigurement
• Loss of vision
As well as the physical effects of catastrophic injury, it can also cause psychiatric injuries, such as PTSD, anxiety and depression – to name a few. Although these mental health problems may not present themselves immediately after the devastating accident, they cause a much bigger impact on life than the injury alone.
Catastrophic and Serious Injury Compensation
If you’re looking to claim serious injury compensation, you will need to be able to prove that it occurred due to another’s negligence. The value of your claim will depend on the severity of your injury, its impact on your life, your working capabilities and needs for care.
When claiming serious injury compensation, medical experts will be instructed to evaluate your symptoms and provide their opinion on the effect they have had on your life, as well as the effect your injury is likely to have in the future in order to calculate how much compensation you’re owed.
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How Brian Barr can Help You
Our experts in serious and catastrophic injury claims will work hard to ensure you are compensated for what you have lost due to your accident. We will give you all the support you need and provide access to medical experts, rehabilitation services and therapies to help you on the road to recovery and provide you with aids and equipment for the future.