A victim of multiple injuries of the most serious type is often categorised as suffering from a ‘catastrophic injury’ which inevitably has a devastating impact. These extremely serious injuries inevitably happen without warning, altering the life of a victim immeasurably and placing heavy burdens and stress on their family, carers and friends. If you have suffered multiple trauma call our catastrophic injury solicitors today to find out how we can help.
Our catastrophic injury solicitors deal with compensation claims on the basis of a no win no fee arrangement. You are not responsible for financing your claim and there are no expenses to pay as the case proceeds. Our solicitors have extensive knowledge of and experience with catastrophic injury claims, including brain injury and spinal injury cases. Your solicitor will focus on your needs and make sure you receive the maximum damages for injury and loss. If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers about a catastrophic injury claim, just complete and send the contact form or email our offices. As soon as we receive your request, a catastrophic injury solicitor who specialises in damages claims will contact you to discuss your case.
Many victims of catastrophic injuries are permanently disabled, suffer significant pain and often have reduced life spans. The care of these individuals can be complex and in most cases will require the combined care and expertise of physicians, nurses, counselors and therapists. Realistically, most families are unable to cover the resulting expenses for the duration of the victim’s life which is where a personal injury solicitor may be able to help.
The medical term for multiple traumatic injuries is “poly-trauma.” The term is used to describe the condition of an accident victim who has suffered at least two injuries to their organ systems or physical regions. These are severe, often life-threatening, injuries which could potentially leave the victim with permanent cognitive and physical disabilities. Doctors only use the term poly-trauma if the victim has suffered two or more injuries, both of which are severe.
Damages awarded in solicitors compensation claims for cases of work injury poly-trauma can be substantial. This is because poly-trauma victims are at a high risk of suffering from long-term, or permanent, disabilities and side effects. That is why it is important that you work with an expert personal injury solicitor who has experience with cases of multiple injuries. These are complex claims involving complicated medical issues, and you need the help of a catastrophic injury solicitor with access to a panel of medical specialists who can assist in preparing and presenting your claim.
Treatment for catastrophic injury poses unique challenges. With each injury comes a set of precautions that have to be taken into consideration when the physician develops a treatment plan. An entire team of medical specialists with expertise in different areas is often necessary to provide the victim with comprehensive care. In addition to treatment for their physical injuries, poly-trauma victims often need psychological support as well. Research estimates that as much as 25% of catastrophic injury victims develop post-traumatic stress disorder.
A victim’s care requirements may last their entire life. Given the extensive nature of treatment for multiple injuries, a great deal of compensation is typically at stake. To ensure that you get complete compensation for your past and future medical expenses, seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury solicitor who specialises in cases of catastrophic injury.LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 339 958
The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here