Legal Clarification Of A Severe Or Catastrophic Injury

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The physical, emotional and financial burdens of a severe or catastrophic injury are debilitating and life-changing. When someone else is at fault, severe injury typically becomes a legal matter. A Seattle severe injury attorney can review all the details surrounding your injury and discuss pursuing compensation for damages.

The courts use established laws, such as the United States Code (USC) for legal clarification. Under 42 USC § 3796b, a catastrophic injury is defined as “consequences of an injury that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work. Many different types of injuries can reach this level of severity, including:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Blindness
  • Severe burns covering large areas of the body
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Amputation

Occupational disease may also qualify as a catastrophic injury when it leaves the individual permanently incapable of gainful work or with a terminal illness, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and other illnesses resulting from toxic exposure.

Working to maximize compensation is vital in cases involving severe Washington personal injury. In addition to determining the extent of damages and figures for adequate compensation, an attorney identifies liable parties and whether they are sources of compensation. On-the-job injuries may involve third parties such as defective equipment manufacturers or landowners who are liable due to unsafe conditions.

Whatever the situation that led to your or your loved one’s severe injury, experienced and knowledgeable injury lawyers can investigate, obtain evidence and prepare a case based on the factors involved. The Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates has extensive experience and a successful track record dealing with severe injury cases.

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The physical, emotional and financial burdens of a severe or catastrophic injury are debilitating and life-changing. When someone else is at fault, severe injury typically becomes a legal matter. A Seattle severe injury attorney can review all the details surrounding your injury and discuss pursuing compensation for damages.

The courts use established laws, such as the United States Code (USC) for legal clarification. Under 42 USC § 3796b, a catastrophic injury is defined as “consequences of an injury that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” Many different types of injuries can reach this level of severity, including:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Blindness
  • Severe burns covering large areas of the body
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Amputation

Occupational disease may also qualify as a catastrophic injury when it leaves the individual permanently incapable of gainful work or with a terminal illness, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and other illnesses resulting from toxic exposure.

Working to maximize compensation is vital in cases involving severe Washington personal injury. In addition to determining the extent of damages and figures for adequate compensation, an attorney identifies liable parties and whether they are sources of compensation. On-the-job injuries may involve third parties such as defective equipment manufacturers or landowners who are liable due to unsafe conditions.

Posted in Personal Injury

Tagged Accident lawsuits, brain injury, catastrophic injuries, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia

Topics:  Catastrophic Impairment

Published In: Personal Injury Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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