When is an injury considered catastrophic?

Catastrophic injuries involve severe, devastating loss of functioning that is life-altering. In the context of statutory accident benefits, the definition of "catastrophic impairment" are injuries that result in: 

  • Paraplegia;
  • Quadriplegia;
  • Paralysis;
  • Amputation;
  • Total loss of vision;
  • Acquired brain injuries;
  • Significant or extreme mental, neurological, and behavioural disorders;
  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • Spinal cord injury;
  • Severe burns.