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Catastrophic Injury

Bradley Bayly Legal has extensive experience in conducting claims for clients who have suffered as a result of a catastrophic injury or other serious injury by accident. Catastrophic injury claims are generally complex and require skilled and experienced lawyers to conduct the legal action.

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Bradley Bayly Legal has extensive experience in conducting claims for clients who have suffered paraplegia, quadriplegia, severe head injury or other serious injury by accident.

Catastrophic injury claims are generally complex and require skilled, experienced lawyers to conduct the legal action.

The team at Bradley Bayly Legal work with medical specialists, rehabilitation experts, and expert financial advisers to determine the severity of a client’s injury and accurately secure the appropriate financial compensation.

What can I claim for?

Generally, catastrophic or severe injury claims are true to their name; serious and severe in nature, causing catastrophic damage to the injured, mentally, physically and financially. The types of injuries or accidents typically classified as serious or catastrophic are;

  • Spinal: such as paraplegia, quadriplegia and tetraplegia;
  • Amputations: due to injury or accident;
  • Brain damage: causing ongoing issues with function, speech and/or learning, including those resulting in coma;
  • Psychiatric: severe and debilitating mental and psychiatric injuries; and
  • Other:  severe and seriously life-altering injuries such as serious burns and electrocution.

Catastrophic claims are not typically handled as a separate claims process, rather is an identification of the severity of the accident or injury. These claims usually fall under one of the existing schemes for accident or injury, such as Motor Vehicle Accident, Workers’ Compensation or Public Liability.

If there is no identifiable party at fault, and therefore no negligence, you may also be able to submit an Injury Super claim. This is something we can assist you with and you can read more about TPD super claims here.


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How do catastrophic claims differ from other personal injury claims?

Typically, catastrophic or serious injury claims are identified as such due to the serious impact it has upon the injured. These claims see traumatic and life altering injuries, which often completely offset your life path. Often, the recovery time is never-ending with continuous care and treatment required.

One of our serious injury lawyers will review your case on a No Win No Fee basis and will also inform you whether you have a claim. This is a part of our Free Case Review process, and something we offer for each and every case; because we want you to move in the best direction, even if it isn’t by opening a claim with us.


Serious injury claims process in Western Australia

Regrettably, you have sustained serious or catastrophic injuries through a workplace accident, public place accident, motor vehicle accident, poor medical advice or procedure or in another way which has greatly impacted your life.

Catastrophic and severe injuries will have a major impact on your life, the lives of your family and friends, and are very complex cases to undertake. It is important to speak to one of our experienced serious injury lawyers so that we can assist you to get the compensation that you deserve.


How serious injury compensation gets calculated in WA

If you have sustained a serious or severe injury, the damages you are entitled to recover as compensation will depend on how your accident occurred, for example at work, in a car accident or otherwise.

Usually, catastrophic or serious injuries will prevent you from returning to work permanently. Often, there will be extensive medical and rehabilitation expenses involved, home modifications may be required, and there will be substantial care and assistance required for everyday activities and transportation. This will place a major financial strain on both you and your family.

It is important that you speak to one of our expert serious injury lawyers so that we can ensure that you are receiving the care and treatment that you require, prior to ensuring that you obtain the compensation that you need and deserve to get things on track moving forward. The compensation you receive from your serious injury claim will be calculated according to how you sustained your injury.

You can find our different legal services, relating to these accident types here.

As there are strict time limits for making a claim, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible.

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