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What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?

An injury is classified as catastrophic when it leaves a victim with long-term consequences and life-changing impacts. A catastrophic injury may involve the spinal cord, spine, skull, or brain. Catastrophic injuries also include serious burns, injuries involving the lungs and heart, and certain types of birth injuries. In other words, catastrophic injuries...

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Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is an injury that permanently prevents an individual from working and enjoying life the way he or she did prior to the injury. Often, catastrophic injuries involve permanent disabilities or long-term effects. Common catastrophic injuries include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, and paralysis. If you’ve suffered a...

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What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

Federal law defines “catastrophic injury” as an injury with direct and proximate consequences that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work. In other words, a catastrophic injury is so serious that it leaves the victim with permanent damage. These types of injuries, which often involve damage to the brain or...

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