Catastrophic & Serious Injury

Catastrophic & Serious Injury

A catastrophic injury at work can completely change your life. What does “catastrophic injury” mean? Georgia workers’ compensation law defines a catastrophic injury as either:

  • A spinal cord injury that results in any kind of paralysis
  • The amputation of an appendage such that there is loss of use of the appendage
  • Severe brain injury
  • Second or third degree burns over 25 percent or more of the body
  • Third degree burns to five percent or more of the face or hands
  • Total or industrial blindness
  • Any other injury that permanently prevents the employee from being able to be gainfully employed

catastrophic injury usually occurs suddenly and often has serious, long-term effects on the victim. The injured employee may need constant supervision or assistance for the rest of their lives, as well as a lifetime of rehabilitation and medical bills, which can put serious stress on the victim’s family.

Workers’ compensation cases that involve a catastrophic injury are often the most complex cases. One of McAleer Law’s experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve after a catastrophic injury at work.

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