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Types of Catastrophic Injuries

When a serious accident occurs, a victim can suffer a countless number of injuries that result in a lifetime of consequences and pain. Some of the most common catastrophic injuries include:

Other Serious Injuries That May Be Considered Catastrophic

Other injuries can be considered catastrophic if they are predicted to carry a lifetime of suffering. These types of injuries may include:

Loss of Hearing
Loss of hearing may result in full or partial deafness. Full and partial deafness can permanently change your quality of life. If this occurs, you may be unable to perform your job as you did before the hearing loss. A severe blow to the head can lead to loss of hearing or deafness. In some cases, the inner ear is permanently damaged.

Some causes of loss of hearing may not arise from a blow to the head. Instead, exposure to noise without adequate ear protection may lead to loss of hearing. This may occur over a long period of time or suddenly.

Loss of Vision
Loss of vision or blindness may be permanent or temporary, depending on the nature and extent of the injury. Regardless of the nature of the accident, an injury victim who suffers full or partial loss of vision may become:

  • Unable to work
  • Unable to drive
  • Unable to care for dependents
  • Unable to care for themselves

Loss of vision can result from trauma to the head or face. Persons who suffer permanent loss of vision or blindness may qualify for long-term disability benefits.

Surgery from Injury
When an injury requires surgery, the injured worker faces a number of challenges that can affect his or her well-being. In addition to the injury itself, the surgical process may pose problems such as:

  • Time out of work for sutures/stitches to heal
  • Risk of infection
  • Risk of complication
  • Risk of drug reaction after surgery

Surgery may be required in all types of serious traumatic injury, from auto accidents, semi-truck accidents, to accidents in hazardous work environments. The following are a few examples of types of surgery needed in accidents:

  • Replacing shattered knees, hips, or other joints
  • Repairing torn ligaments
  • Fusing broken vertebrae
  • Implanting a rod to support a broken bone
  • Removing foreign objects from soft tissue after an explosion or other industrial accident

The Law Offices of Dan Davis is Here to Fight for Your Rights!

At the Law Offices of Dan Davis, our Oklahoma City catastrophic injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of those harmed in severe accidents. Because we understand these types of occurrences can affect an entire family, we work diligently to see that all parties involved with your case are cared for from beginning to end. Backed by more than 27 years of experience, we have what it takes to obtain positive results for you.

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