A catastrophic injury is a serious and debilitating injury to the spine, spinal cord or brain, that has life long consequences. We understand how emotionally devastating this injury is to the person involved and their family. We will support you or your loved one’s journey to recovery or rehabilitation.
Spinal injury – There are four sections of the spine: cervical (head & neck region), thoracic (mid chest and abdomen), lumbar (hips & legs), and sacral (back of thighs, hips, pelvis), the type and severity of the injury can depend on which section of the spine is injured.
Spinal cord injury – damage or trauma to the spinal cord which results in function and feeling loss.
Brain injury – this is a serious and life altering injury, depending on their severity, it could take months or years for victims to recover. Many victims will never fully heal. The healing process will require extensive hospital stays, multiple types of therapy and much more. All of this can add up and be very expensive.
Many catastrophic injuries are the result of severe car accidents that result in a serious injury such as a spinal or skull fracture. Patients may suffer from a disability and be unable to work, or require medications for life.
At Gibson & Associates Solicitors LLP we have a team that is highly experienced and specialising in catastrophic injuries. This means that you will receive the best care during and after your injury case. Our specialist team will help you with:
Our team will assess not just the physical injury but also the impact of the injury on the individual’s work, life, and ability to have a normal life well into the future. If the catastrophic injury was caused by the negligence of another, the injured party is entitled to make a claim help with:
Loss of income
Unexpected medical costs
Long term care costs
Alternative medical treatments