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:
- Total loss of vision;
- Acquired brain injuries;
- Significant or extreme mental, neurological, and behavioural disorders;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Spinal cord injury;
- Severe burns.