Long-term or permanent disability or disfigurements characterize catastrophic injuries. Though there is no exact definition, catastrophic injuries usually describe bodily harm that may require several surgeries; often resulting in a lengthy rehabilitation process, and at times continued life-long care. Individuals suffering from a catastrophic injury are usually unable to return to their previous occupation or job. Frequently, severe and devastating trauma is due to an accident caused by a negligent individual or company. When someone’s negligent actions cause you harm, you may be entitled to compensation. If an accident has drastically altered your quality of life, you may have suffered a catastrophic injury. If you are no longer able to work and your prospects of working in the future are diminished, you may have suffered a catastrophic injury.
TYPES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
Severe eye injuries
Dismemberment or amputation (loss of limb)
Head and neck injuries
Spinal cord injuries (tetraplegia and paraplegia)
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Chronic or terminal medical conditions