Sadly, thousands of people across Ireland each year suffer injuries that have a permanent impact on their lives. If you or somebody close to you has suffers what insurers refer to as a catastrophic injury, life is likely to become challenging. These injuries are often can inflicted through road accidents or work-related accidents, where victims have suffered brain injuries, or had to have body parts amputated.
Care and support will more than likely be essential for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Occasionally professional equipment may be required for the person that has suffered the life changing injury and homes may also need to be modified.
A long stretch of rehabilitation is often required after a serious accident, both mental and physical rehabilitation. You mightn’t even be able to return to your job as the duties in some roles, particularly those that are physical challenging, may become impossible to fulfill for somebody that has suffered from catastrophic injury. This means retraining may be required to learn the appropriate skills for an alternative role or even a return to education. And for some people the circumstances can be worse, as the injuries could bring a complete end to their working lives, which means a great deal of financial support will be required.
Our team at Claims Arrow can offer you all the information you need if you have suffered from a life changing injury. We can also co-ordinate with our consultants to help you pursue your claim for compensation after suffering from a serious injury.
What are classed as life changing injuries?
The list of life changing injuries is long and also debatable, so we won’t lay out a list that is guaranteed to fall under the category of being labelled as life changing or catastrophic. However, after researching through years of successful claims for compensation in Ireland, we’ve listed some of the most common life changing injuries are:
- Brain Injuries
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Burns and scars
- Oxygen deprivation
- Loss of a limb or limbs
What is the time limit for bringing an accident and injury claim?
Time limits for accidents and injury claims can often be complicated – we would strongly recommend that get in touch with Claims Arrow as soon as possible after the accident so we can provide you with prefer to give you specific advice for your case which you will get for free, if you choose use our online enquiry form, this will allow us to get in touch with you and allow you to talk to a legally trained member of our panel.
However, the general rule in accident and injury claims is that you have a time limit of three years to begin court proceedings on your case. Although this rule can be lifted on occasions pending on the circumstances of your case.
Can I make a life changing injury claim?
If the life changing injury was caused through the fault of someone else, it is likely that you will be able to make a claim for compensation against them. By their nature, life changing injuries command the greatest amounts of compensation, which can sometimes run into the millions.
Get in touch
If you’ve suffered a life changing body injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault or through another individual’s negligence, we strongly advise you to submit an online enquiry form on our website today. Please share as much information as possible, as this will help our team assess your case. You’ll then be contacted afterwards to clarify some details, and determine whether you will be able to make a claim.