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Issaquah Catastrophic Injury Attorney
A catastrophic injury is one that prevents the victim from performing any gainful work and typically results in permanent pain, disability, or disfigurement. People with catastrophic injuries may suffer consequences such as paralysis, chronic pain, brain damage, amputations, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, or major fractures. At Colburn Law, we have stood by many clients with catastrophic injuries in Issaquah, Washington. We know how to fight for maximum compensation for these incomparable damages.
Catastrophic Injury Data in Washington
Catastrophic injuries can occur in a range of personal injury accidents. Traumatic dog bites, slip and falls, car accidents, assaults, fires, explosions, and many other circumstances can inflict disastrous harm on victims. Some victims do not survive their injuries, which would result in a loved one having to file a Seattle wrongful death lawsuit. Others must live with their injuries and disabilities as constant reminders of the trauma. One of the best things these individuals can do is to work with a team of experienced lawyers in the pursuit of just compensation.
Many catastrophic and fatal injuries occur in Issaquah workplaces. A workplace catastrophic injury is one that requires hospitalization within 24 hours and for at least four consecutive days, according to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. The department received about 250 catastrophic injury claims in 2014, with most (84) of the workers reporting multiple traumas, followed by traumatic brain injuries (23). Almost all workplace accidents resulting in catastrophic injury or death stem from negligence.
When it comes to serious workplace injuries, victims should consider personal injury claims in addition to workers’ compensation. Lawsuits often result in greater compensation amounts if the incident involved negligence, defective products, or unsafe premises. If someone is responsible for the accident, taking this person or entity to court can result in recovery for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, and disabilities. Before you surrender your chance to sue an employer by filing for workers’ comp, speak with an attorney.
For What Damages Could You Qualify?
At Colburn Law, it is our job to maximize compensation in the face of unspeakable personal injuries. We take on catastrophic injury cases because we know how to negotiate or litigate these claims to the fullest extent of Washington law. Whether your injury occurred in the workplace, at the grocery store, or right at home, you may be eligible to recover your damages. These could include:
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost wages and earning capacity
- Modifications to homes and vehicles due to disability
- In-home nursing care
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Mental anguish
- Quality of life
Most victims who suffer serious and catastrophic injuries can obtain sizable settlements or judgments from negligent or reckless parties. Our team helps put victims and their families at ease during difficult times. We are true advocates for every client who comes to us for representation. With help from our attorneys in Issaquah, you can find out if your case has merit and its potential value. When you don’t know where to turn after a terrible accident, come to Colburn Law. Contact us for a free consultation. We’ll meet you at your home or hospital room, if necessary.