5 Common Catastrophic Injuries That Can Have Long-Term Consequences.

Catastrophic injuries hinder you from doing your daily activities and enjoying life indefinitely. Disabilities or lifelong impairments are common results of catastrophic injuries. Because of this, you may need to rely on others for the rest of your life to help with medical assistance and care.

If you suffer a catastrophic injury, the person or corporation that caused the injury is liable to compensate you. You can speak with an experienced lawyer to learn about the common types of catastrophic injuries and how to claim compensation for them. 

5 Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries


Burns may vary from first-degree burns on a single section of the body to third-degree burns that cover a substantial portion of the body and cause severe disability. 

Chemical, fire-related, and electrical burns may result in third-degree muscle and bone tissue damage, necessitating specialized procedures, including skin transplants. Burns that cause extensive bodily harm are classified as catastrophic injuries because they may have life-altering implications and need considerable medical care.

Spinal cord injuries

Damage to the spinal cord is most often caused by neck and back trauma. Damage to any region of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal may result in permanent changes in sensation, strength, and other bodily functions below the afflicted area. 

The area of the damaged spine and the injury’s severity dictate the kind of paralysis that occurs, such as paraplegia (loss of function below the waist) and quadriplegia (loss of function below the neck).

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury is often the consequence of a blow to the head or other severe bodily damage. The severity of the injury is determined by many variables, including the force of the blow and the type of damage.

A brain injury may have devastating effects on a person’s mental, emotional, and physical health, including the inability to return to work and even a changed personality.

Injuries that cause loss of hearing

It may be impossible to recover your sense of hearing if the auditory nerve is damaged, and it is known as acoustic trauma. Depending on the extent of the damage, those who suffer from acoustic trauma may have either temporary or permanent hearing loss.

Blunt force injuries to the head or an imbalance of air pressure in or around the ear may induce hearing loss after an accident.

Injuries that cause vision loss

Vision and eye health significantly affect one’s overall quality of life. A serious accident, though, might cause permanent eye damage. The inability to see well may prevent you from supporting yourself and your loved ones. You could also lose out on the vast majority of the things that make life worth living.

Statute Of Limitations on Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits

There is a time limit for bringing personal injury claims. You must submit your claim within your state’s applicable statute of limitations. There is no increased time limit for catastrophic injuries vs. normal injuries. To obtain the money you deserve, you must act before the deadline.

In most circumstances, you have two to four years to submit a personal injury claim. Because the timing varies by state, you should consult your attorney to determine when to take action.