Need to know more about catastrophic injury before making a claim?

At Marley Solicitors, we understand the physical, psychological and emotional trauma of a catastrophic injury. With a strong background in the field, we work tirelessly to attain the best care and support to help our clients regain their independence and look forward to a brighter future.

A catastrophic injury is generally defined as any serious injury that results in permanent disability, long-term medical problems or reduced life-expectancy. Catastrophic injury can cause extreme pain and suffering and can have devastating consequences for you and your family.

We can help you and your family recover compensation to help with ongoing costs like rehabilitation, care or treatment.  Of course we would look to recover any loss of earnings too. We work with you to help ease the financial burden caused by your catastrophic injury to enable you and your family to focus on your recovery.

What is a catastrophic injury?

An injury is typically classified as “catastrophic” when it happens suddenly or without warning.  Also when it leaves the victim with life-changing and long-term issues. One minute your life is fine, and the next, it’s upside down.  We understand that everything has changed, and often you don’t know what your next move is.  So that’s what we’re here to help with.

Most people usually think of spinal cord injuries involving paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia as the most common type of catastrophic injury.  However, there are a wide variety of different types of catastrophic injury and many potential causes.

Losses of sight or hearing are also commonly seen in catastrophic injury claims. Birth injuries can also be categorised as catastrophic.  Catastrophic injury cases often involve brain injury, spinal injury or other serious orthopaedic cases.  This includes, but isn’t limited to things like:

  • Birth injury
  • Amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of hearing or sight
  • Eye injury
  • Facial injury
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological damage
  • Crush injury

Next steps

If you think this applies to you or someone you love then we are here to help.  Here is more detail on how the catastrophic injury claim process works, but we implore you to get in touch.  We will deal with your case sensitively and with your best interests always at the fore.  Often our claims can be managed on a no-win-no-fee basis, so please get in touch to see how we can help.