A severe injury is a significant acquired brain injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation of a limb or burns to more than 50% of the body; or – any other injury specified by the regulations for this definition.
Examples of severe injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries that result in partial or total paralysis
- Injuries that result in the loss of an arm, leg, eyesight or hearing
- Injuries that result in permanent damage to organs, loss of function or significant limitations on the role of an organ
Severe burn injuries and those involving significant scarring or disfigurement may also be included. Usually, a doctor’s medical opinion and medical reports will be used to help define a catastrophic or severe injury. These injuries can result from a vehicle collision, a workplace accident, medical malpractice or other traumatic scenarios.
As with all personal injury lawsuits, the person injured is entitled to receive compensation for all expenses relating to the injury and treatment. However, damages in a catastrophic injury case also include future treatment costs. Damages may also include pain and suffering the person has endured and the loss of enjoyment of life.
If you suspect this is happening to you or anyone you know, contact us at Castel & Hall, LLP. Here we can ensure that the guilty party faces the correct repercussions and gets compensation for the victims. Knowing all your options is vital to making the right decisions when facing legal action. Here we can inform you of all your options, and together we can take care of whatever you need.