Which Injuries are Considered Catastrophic?

doctor reading xraysWhen someone sustains an injury, it can be a daunting and traumatic experience to endure. However, there are some injuries that may be worse than others. When an injury is extreme and requires life-long treatment and alters a livelihood, they may be considered catastrophic. At The Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia catastrophic injury attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals understand he dangers and how we can help.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can occur from a number of causes including fires, electrical issues, and more. When it happens, the seriousness varies depending on the exposure to whatever caused the burn. Burn injuries can often require surgery, long-time care, and may result in nerve damage. There are multiple degrees of burns, all varying in severity.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are many different ways in which traumatic brain injuries can occur. These are often caused when there is blunt force trauma to the skull causing excessive bleeding or through a lack of oxygen, causing long-term problems. Victims may suffer from memory loss, trouble with cognitive abilities, and other functional issues.

Spinal Cord Injuries

When the spinal cord is injured, it can cause paralysis. This means the victim can lose function of either their lower limbs, or all four limbs. Typically, paralysis can be from the waist or chest down, impacting a person’s ability to walk. These devastating injuries often cause the victim’s to change their entire way of life, including alterations to vehicles and homes, long-term treatment, and more.

Other catastrophic injuries can include blindness, deafness, amputations, and injuries to internal organs. These are all debilitating damages. At The Beasley Firm, we believe that if a catastrophic injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, the responsible party should be held accountable for their actions. We work hard to help our clients seek the compensation they need and deserve.

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