If you or a loved one has suffered any of the injuries mentioned below, speak to a Ottawa personal injury lawyer immediately:
• Brain injuries
• Spinal cord injuries including quadriplegia and paraplegia
• Serious scarring and disfigurement, including burns
• Fractures and broken bones
For 30 years now, we’ve worked with thousands of personal injury victims who have suffered accidents that altered their lives forever. Our experience in handling catastrophic injury cases is massive and we will get you the compensation you deserve in good time.
Catastrophic injuries typically result in long-lasting or, in many cases, lifelong damages to the victim, making it more imperative that they seek compensation.
According to the law, for an injury to be classified as catastrophic, it has to fall under the prescribed thresholds. Tests must be conducted and medical evidence provided to substantiate claims and classify an injury as catastrophic.
Under the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), a catastrophic injury is one that renders a person’s whole body physically impaired by a 55% impairment threshold. This threshold is determined by a medical professional.
Having an injury classified correctly is important because it will determine the insurance compensation and benefits that an injured person can avail. At Yegendorf Law Firm, we treat clients with catastrophic injuries with special care because we understand that recovery is their top priority.
We know that legal procedures can be tedious and complicated, especially for someone with serious injuries and their family. One of the challenges that catastrophic injury claimants face is fulfilling the requirements and tests needed to successfully file a claim, on top of dealing with medical procedures. For 30 years now, we’ve worked with thousands of personal injury victims who have suffered accidents that permanently altered their lives. Our experience in handling catastrophic injury cases is considerable, and we will get you the compensation you deserve in good time.
If you or a loved one have suffered any of the injuries mentioned below, speak to an Ottawa personal injury lawyer immediately:
- Brain Injuries: Injuries to the brain resulting in a decline of cognitive functions; Scale is determined by a medical professional based on the Glasgow Coma Scale
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Injuries to the back, spinal cord, and vertebrae resulting in permanent, often lifelong injuries; Includes cases of quadriplegia and paraplegia
- Fatalities: Accidents that cause loss of life; Additional claims may be filed under a wrongful death lawsuit
- Amputations: Severe injuries that result in the loss of a limb or an organ
- Serious Scarring and Disfigurement: Injuries that cause extensive scarring and burns; May require therapy and/or cosmetic rehabilitation for physical and emotional traumas
- Fractures and Broken Bones: Injuries to bones that result in temporary or permanent paralysis; May require rehabilitation and/or long-term care
Catastrophic Injury Causes
A catastrophic injury has a life-altering impact and can occur in a variety of ways. Some of the most common causes include motor vehicle collisions, construction site accidents, boat crashes, medical malpractice, sports accidents or intentional acts of violence.
What is Considered a Non-Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are those with long-term symptoms that may be permanent. A non-catastrophic injury is generally considered to be one that is neither minor nor catastrophic and one in which you would be expected to fully recover from. Differentiating between a catastrophic and non-catastrophic injury can be complex, which is why you should seek legal advice from a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.