Catastrophic Accidents

Some accidents are called catastrophic accidents because they result in a catastrophic injury.

Catastrophic injuries include:-

  • Loss of an arm, leg or hand
  • Many Brain Injuries
  • Spinal injury which results in a person being wheelchair bound such as paraplegia
  • Total or substantial loss of vision

The above are examples. There are many other types of injury which may cause you serious impairment.

Catastrophic  injuries can be caused by:-

Motor Bike and Vehicle Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents – Public Liability

Aviation Accidents

Work Accidents – WorkCover

Catastrophic injuries are large claims requiring specialist expertise. Such claims are handled by our senior lawyers.

If you cannot travel due to your injury, our senior lawyers will come to you.

Contact our personal injury lawyers on 1800 632 930 or submit an enquiry online.

FAQ

How long will it take?

Catastrophic accidents cause injury which effect a person for the rest of their life. It takes time to recover from such an injury. These claims, because of the recovery time, usually take longer than other claims.

Catastrophic claims also require more medical evidence to detail the effect of the injury on you and your ability to work.

Other factors which impact on the length of your claim include:-

  • Whether the insurer admits liability for your injury;
  • Whether it is a Motor Vehicle, Public Liability or WorkCover Claim.

Catastrophic accidents which cause a catastrophic injury are often investigated by the Police or the Department of Workplace Health and Safety and this can assist on the issue of liability.

In our experience catastrophic injuries usually take 7 years to resolve.

Our personal injury lawyers can provide you a more accurate estimate of the time on request.

Contact our personal injury lawyers on 1800 632 930 or submit an enquiry online.

Compensation – How Much?

Catastrophic injuries often speak for themselves when it comes to calculating compensation. Often a person who has sustained a catastrophic injury cannot return to work and requires ongoing care.

We advise broadly the following "Heads of Damages" can be claimed if you have sustained a catastrophic injury:-

  • Pain and suffering;
  • Past and Future Medical expenses;
  • Loss of wages and superannuation;
  • Griffiths v  Kerkemeyer  - also known as care and assistance;
  • Special Damages such as equipment required due to your injury eg. wheelchairs, home renovations, work modifications. vehicle modifications and prosthetics.

How much does it cost?

We act on a No Win No Fee basis.

You will never receive an account from us unless your claim is successful.*

Do I have to go to court?

There is an extensive pre-court conference process.

Catastrophic accidents which cause a catastrophic injury are often investigated by the Police or the Department of Workplace Health and Safety and this can assist on the issue of liability.

This often means claims involving catastrophic injury usually do not go to Court.

At conference or before court we can usually negotiate a settlement of your claim. We keep you fully informed of any settlement negotiations as they are occurring.

In our experience:-

  • over 75% of matters resolves at a Conference;
  • over 95% of matters resolve without going to Court.

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