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Understanding the Four Classifications of Injuries

 Posted on June 30, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO injury lawyerWhen it comes to personal injury law, legal professionals are typically consulted to determine how much financial compensation should be awarded to compensate the sufferer of the accident for damages incurred. One of the factors considered is the injury’s nature and classification. Attorneys are invaluable during this process, as they possess the legal knowledge to assist injured individuals in pursuing compensation. Regardless of the severity of your injury, your lawyer may be of great assistance as you seek remedies for your injury.

The Four Categories of Injuries You Need to Be Aware of

Here is what you need to know:

  • Catastrophic injuries – These types of injuries demand prompt attention, as they can permanently alter someone’s life, such as in the case of head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and more. Injuries like these can have long-lasting effects on a person’s quality of life and may require years of recovery and rehabilitation. Courts tend to award large settlements for sufferers of catastrophic injuries since these injuries may require expensive lifelong care.
  • Non-catastrophic physical injuries – These injuries refer to any form of physical harm that is non-permanent in nature. This may include broken bones, cuts, bruises, burns, and whiplash injuries. While certainly painful, the injured party can expect to eventually return to their usual selves once they have recovered.
  • Chronic injuries – These are injuries that, even after they have “healed,” you still feel the reverberations of the original accident. For example, let us say you got into a car accident. You survive with only a couple of broken bones but are saddled with chronic back pain. In cases of a chronic back injury, even after your bones heal, your back would still ache due to the injury.
  • Emotional injuries – Any intense or traumatizing event can lead to intense emotional distress, often induced by the accident. Such distress may be present as depression, anxiety, anger, fear, PTSD, nightmares, and other various psychological complications. While they are not physical injuries, they still may warrant compensation.

Contact a Ft. Collins Personal Injury Lawyer

Ultimately, proper classification of an injury plays a critical role in determining the amount of compensation that an injured party can recover in the aftermath of a personal injury. Such classification may also help to determine whether life-long support is needed. If you have been injured in an accident, contact the experienced Colorado personal injury attorney with Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.


Source - https://www.medic8.com/healthguide/personal-injury/types-of-personal-injury.html


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