Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Focused On You
All workplace accidents can be devastating, but some on-the-job injuries are so debilitating, they are considered “catastrophic.” In many cases, catastrophic work injuries don’t only affect the victim – they also affect the victim’s family members and loved ones who must now alter their lives to care for and support their loved one.
At the Law Offices of Hinden & Breslavsky, APC, we understand the immense and far-reaching impact catastrophic injuries have. Since 1974, our firm has been committed to fighting for injured workers and their families throughout the state of California. Our Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyers can help you navigate the myriad challenges you face, all while seeking the maximum compensation you are owed.
What Makes An Injury Catastrophic?
Generally speaking, any injury that results in severe and/or permanent disability or disfigurement is considered “catastrophic.” While there is no legal definition of a catastrophic injury, most legal professionals agree that any injury that prevents the victim from working – whether that’s returning to his/her old job or obtaining any form of gainful employment – is a catastrophic injury.
Some examples of relatively common catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Severe burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia, etc.)
- Hearing or vision loss
Note that this list is not exhaustive; there are many other work-related injuries that can be considered catastrophic. In some cases, occupational diseases, such as mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos in the workplace, may be deemed catastrophic in nature.
Addressing The Unique Concerns Of Catastrophic Injury Survivors
Catastrophic work injuries can occur in numerous ways – a construction worker may fall from unsafe scaffolding and suffer a brain injury, an athlete may suffer a spinal cord injury during a game, or a truck driver may be severely injured in a crash. Remember: Regardless of how the accident/injury occurred, if it happened while the victim was working, the victim’s employer is nearly always responsible for paying workers’ compensation benefits.
Our Team Has Recovered Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars
We understand the specific concerns you have and the challenges you are up against. Our Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorneys can help you fight for your rightful benefits, including permanent disability benefits. In some cases, we can help you seek additional compensation through a personal injury action. With a large team of dedicated attorneys, staff members and hearing representatives, as well as a commitment to fighting tirelessly for our clients, we are prepared to help you navigate the legal process from start to finish.