What are the types of catastrophic injuries*

What are the types of catastrophic injuries*

In general, catastrophic injuries come in three types

  • Physical Injuries – Includes amputation, burns, fractures and damage to orthopaedic function or tissue.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – Exclusively affecting the spinal cord, creating permanent mobility issues for survivors.
  • Cognitive Injuries – Arise from brain damage that takes away a person’s ability to work speak or form new memories or affects their ability and has a negative impact on family and their normal lives.

Each and every catastrophic injury impacts that survivor and their entire family. Taking care of someone with mobility or cognitive limitations is emotionally taxing. It can result in a working spouse or partner having to quit their job and devote themselves to around the clock care full time. This can also apply in the case of a parent having to look after a child. In cases where a spouse a partner or a parent cannot quit their job then they need to make enough money to hire somebody to look after their loved one which is extremely costly for most families. A catastrophic injury means a limited future for survivors and their families.

That is why if you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury it is important to get legal advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor. As specialist personal injury solicitors, we are here to help. We are here to support the person who has suffered an injury and to support their family who will have to care for their loved one who has suffered this catastrophic injury. Our job to undertake all the work necessary to make sure that any claim which is made is the best possible claim, in accordance with the law, which can be made and which takes into account not only the issue of the catastrophic injury itself but the future costs whether they be of care of loss of earnings which will arise.

We accept and understand that a catastrophic injury is a tragedy for any family. It is not only a tragedy for the person who has suffered the injury. It is also a tragedy for their loved ones. We are here to assist and help.

If you would like to learn more about us and how we can help you, you can call us on 01-9695781 or email us at info@grogansolicitors.ie. We will then arrange a meeting with you.

In this firm our clients come first and we will do everything we can to provide them the best legal services that we can for you.

*Before acting or refraining from acting on anything in this guide legal advice should always be sought from a solicitor.

*In contentious cases a solicitor may not charge fees or expenses as a proportion or percentage of any award or settlement.

Richard Grogan

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