If you have suffered harm leaving you with lifelong damage, you have likely sustained a catastrophic injury. According to the law, catastrophic injuries prevent you from being able to perform “any gainful work.”
The following types of injuries are typically considered catastrophic:
- Serious physical injuries
- Spinal damage
- Severe psychological harm
Here are five examples of catastrophic injuries:
#1 - Spine Injuries
Your spine holds your entire body together. When your spine suffers harm, catastrophic damage is likely to occur. Unfortunately, there are many things that can go wrong with your spine, from spinal concussions to slipped discs to paraplegia.
#2 - Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Traumatic brain injuries include both closed head as well as penetrating injuries. Closed head injuries occur as a result of a blow, bump, or jolt to your head. Penetrating injuries occur when an object penetrates your skull.
#3 - Amputations
Losing the functionality or the entirety of a limb can be debilitating. Limbs are often amputated in order to control pain or an ailment process in the impacted limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. It is typically very challenging (but not impossible) to conduct your standard daily duties after enduring an amputation.
#4 - Internal Injuries
Internal bleeding is one of the most severe ramifications of physical trauma. Sometimes, internal injuries can be delayed by several hours or even days. If the bleeding does not stop or is very significant, surgery is often needed to fix it.
#5 - Sensory Losses
Injuries involving the loss of your sight, hearing, or other senses are usually considered catastrophic. It can be very challenging (but not impossible) to go on living without the ability to use all of your senses.
If you’ve sustained a catastrophic injury as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Let us see if we can help you recover it.
Contact our experienced attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC today by calling (315) 544-3332 or by filling out our online contact form.