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What do we mean by a catastrophic injury?

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2019 | Catastrophic Injuries |

Previous posts on this blog have talked about the enormous personal and financial cost of spinal cord injuries. These sorts of injuries often leave their victims paralyzed, sometimes even from the neck down.

Spinal cord injuries happen for a number of reasons, such as car accidents, work-related or other falls from heights and even on account of sports and recreational activities that are popular in the Green Bay area and throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

These sorts of injuries can truly be called catastrophic, in that they can literally turn a victim’s life around. Someone can go from a perfectly healthy and athletic member of the workforce to someone in need of constant medical care in an instant.

But spinal cord injuries are not the only catastrophic injuries with respect to which our law office can help Northeast Wisconsin residents obtain compensation.

For example, significant brain injuries can leave suffering with permanent physical and mental changes that are often akin to the aftermath of a stroke. In other cases, a person may lose an arm or a leg because of an injury, while in still other cases, a person may have to go through the pain and disfigurement associated with a bad burn.

All of these sorts of injuries happen for a number of reasons. Many times, they would have been prevented but for the fact that someone acted negligently.

In any event, all of these injuries mean significant and permanent changes for their victims. In addition to medical costs, a person with a catastrophic injury will likely need several different types of therapy and other help so that they can function in society and, hopefully, return to the work force. In the interim, the person may be unable to earn a living for weeks, months or even years.

Additionally, the victim may even have to remodel their home to make it functional for them, as well as obtain special, and expensive, equipment that they will require to get along in life.