Before anything else, it is important to define what exactly catastrophic injury entails. It refers to any harm obtained that as a result or consequence has caused the individual or the victim to lose his capability to perform work. This usually happens without warning and has resulted to the suffering of a person from being permanently disabled or incapable of performing any profitable tasks for the rest of his or her life. The effects of this kind of damage are long-term on the victim. It puts a serious problem on the victim and the family of the victim since it has caused them to need supervision and assistance for their loved one, while they are impaired of financial stability because of the loss of the victim’s capability to work.
There are a number of circumstances that could result to these types of injuries. If it has a huge impact on the lives of the people that experience the incident, and the impact is paralyzing in all aspects. Basically, the central nervous system of the victim is the area that was ruined by the impact, which can usually be attributed to spinal cord or burn injuries. As a result, it affects other areas of the body causing the incapacity to function normally. Some of the most common of these are:
- Foot injury
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Organ damage
- Spinal and neurological disorders
- Brain injury
- Bone fracture
- Head trauma
- Accidental amputation
- Eye injury
- Shoulder injury
- Severe burns
One of the possible places that these things could happen is during a plumbing repair project. I was fortunate to talk to a company called CMAC Plumbing** and they were able to share how they handle these kinds of incidents whenever it occurs. It was great to know that a company has high regard for each and every plumber that works for them, and provides them the legal assistance they need, should they ever find themselves in situations like a catastrophic injury incident. In fact, the company provides them the lawyer they need to handle the incidents like this.
You can file for a lawsuit in this area if you have been a victim of negligent or intentional injuries, committed by another individual, or even by a defective product. Filing for this lawsuit if you fell victim to such cases will be essential in helping you live your life given that the accident has caused you your capability to work. How much your attorney can settle your case with will determine the quality of life you will be living in, as supported by the settlement, which should include your medical care and other support that you may need. With cases like catastrophic injury, determining the value of your claim is very important in gaining a settlement that will resolve the damages done to you and support you for your remaining years.
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