The Effects of Serious Injury

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A serious injury can occur due to a wide range of accidents; they can occur whilst doing daily activities, at any place, and at any time of the day. The most common causes of serious injuries can be caused by accidents on the roads, at a workplace or in public, they could also occur due to medical negligence, or a criminal assault. 

If you have experienced a catastrophic injury, you must call the emergency number (111) or rush to the accident and emergency department as soon as possible. To stop the condition from deteriorating and getting worse, it is essential to get the correct treatment as soon as the accident has occurred. 

You will most likely need a few weeks, months or even years to recover from a serious injury. Some patients may never recover after experiencing a catastrophic injury and may need to carry out regular hospital or medical professional visits in need of rehabilitation to restore their physical ability and improve their quality of life. Serious injuries usually occur due to significantly traumatic experiences, which can have a detrimental impact on the claimant’s mental health and may even cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Physical impacts of a catastrophic injury

Serious injuries pose an immense impact on your life; you may experience irreversible injuries, such as loss of limbs or experience injuries that may stop you from walking. More severe injuries can cause paralysis, and these patients require long term permanent care from their loved ones or a professional. These injuries can damage your spinal cord or brain, leading to irreversible damage. 

After experiencing a catastrophic injury, you will most likely have to undergo surgery or a procedure to treat your injuries; this may mean you may require hospital treatment for a long period. This is to make sure that your body is healing properly, and that you are not at risk of contracting an infection in your wound or having to deal with another serious condition that could be caused by the injury or the surgery. Once the doctors think that it is appropriate for you to be discharged from the hospital, you will be able to return home. After that, regular doctor visits or long term care may be necessary to ensure that recovery is underway. 

Mental impacts of a serious injury.

A catastrophic injury can have detrimental impacts on your mental health; experiencing such a traumatic event could cause many different mental conditions; could include PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Depression and Anxiety. Individuals who experience PTSD are likely to experience flashbacks and nightmares (dreaming about the traumatic event). Depression and anxiety after experiencing such a traumatic event may make it hard for the individual to perform everyday tasks. Visiting a medical professional specialising in psychological disorders may be necessary to better your condition.

Financial impacts of a serious injury

Traumatic catastrophic injuries can have a truly negative impact on your finances. After experiencing a catastrophic injury, you will need treatment and medical visits, which may stop you from attending work, and some conditions may prevent you from attending work. Some individuals may require private medical care or may decide on private medical care to ensure that they are provided with the best care at a good time and in the best way. Private medical care, even if necessary, can be incredibly costly for the individual, which may pose a detrimental financial burden on you and your loved ones. 

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