What Is a Catastrophic Personal Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are personal injuries that are life-changing and usually occur suddenly and without warning. They have long-term implications, which may not be apparent until years later.
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What Are Catastrophic Injuries?
Many personal injuries are resolved quickly without long-term consequences to the injured person. For example, a broken ankle at a workplace would be an injury that resolves relatively fast.
Victims of catastrophic injuries usually need long-term care and may never be able to return to work. A catastrophic injury can place a severe strain on the victim and the victim’s family, emotionally and financially. The victim usually needs extensive medical treatment and may require care for the remainder of his or her life. Victims may be confined to a wheelchair or require assistance walking.
A catastrophic injury can place a severe strain on the victim and the victim’s family, emotionally and financially.
Common causes of catastrophic injuries are falls, motor vehicle or pedestrian accidents, train accidents, and industrial and construction accidents. Other causes can include acts of medical malpractice or violence, sporting accidents, defective products, and falling objects.