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Lifestyle Altering Injuries

Lifestyle Altering Injuries

Long term ilness

Occasionally human beings suffer from lifestyle threatening serious injuries after an accident. These can either lead to death, loss of limb (amputation), fractures, broken bones, fatalities, body burns, contracted diseases, or leave a long lasting impact upon a persons lifestyle and their family.

A person and their dependants can be mentally and psychologically affected by severe lifestyle changing injuries which alters the future of an individual and their families.

Long time injuries can stem from situations such as:-

  • Repeated medical or hospital visits
  • Undergoing lengthy medical treatment
  • Lengthy absences from work
  • Amputations and Loss of Limb(s)
  • Fractures or broken bones (single or open breaks – compound or comminute)
  • Damage to an organ
  • Long term diseases contracted
  • Body burns – first, second, third or fourth degree could lead to significant lifestyle changing injuries
  • Fatalities can result immediately or from prolonged diseases or accidents

Such long term injuries are due to accidents or negligence from third parties, such as employers and drivers (s). They must be held accountable for their negligent actions, failing in their duty of care, and should recompense injured parties. Victims naturally need to feel that they will be fully treated for their medical ailments which will return them to their original state or make life physically and mentally at ease for them.

Furthermore, after consultation with appropriate legal representatives, claim specialists or insurance companies a suitable personal injury claim will aim to recover the financial losses occurred to stop further suffering for the victims and their dependants.

Victims losses can include :-

  • Cost of medical treatment or Carers support employed
  • Loss of earnings
  • Travel expenses
  • Long Term impact of future handicap in obtaining employment and restricted career options
  • Physical impact of adapting your home to deal with ling term illnesses and associated support structure
  • Help in dealing with psychological effects of severe injuries
  • Cost of rehabilitation
  • Impact of Limb Loss or fractures on an individual life
  • Impact upon social life, play and hobbies
  • Physical body changes occur from accidents such as burns

Consequently, victims must fully document the complete aspects of the accident, such as date, times, location, people involved, witnesses, medical treatment received, carers support, absences from work, expenses occurred, insurance policies undertaken and so on. The details need to be meticulous for prospective compensation claims and solicitors will expect to record as much information as possible before providing suitable advice and guidance.

Potential compensation amounts expected can vary and depends upon the circumstances of the accident. The long term implications  of the incident and any permanent damage which has occurred to the victim and their dependants.

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle altering injuries either for the victim or their dependants if fatal, can be extremely traumatic and distressful and needs to be handled sensitively, professionally and appropriately. Involving suitable medical experts to treat injuries, insurance companies, claims specialists and legal representatives to deal with all the aftermath is very important so that the future can be mitigated in the best manner for the victim and their family.

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