A catastrophe is an environmental disaster that incurs serious property damage and personal injuries – possibly even death. Building owners are responsible for making sure their properties are prepared for disasters so that there will be as few catastrophic injuries as possible. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury because of negligence or in some way that is no fault of your own, you may be eligible for some form of reward or compensation.
There are two types of environmental disasters: natural and man-made. Natural disasters include weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes, and geological events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Man-made disasters include nuclear meltdowns, buildings collapsing, plane crashes, serious car accidents, and factory malfunctions. Some catastrophes, like fires or floods, can be natural or man-made: the Southern California wildfires are a natural catastrophe, while a person lighting a building on fire is a man-made disaster.
Catastrophic injury can result from both kinds of disaster. Types of catastrophic injuries include broken bones, brain and head injuries, burns, and other physical effects. A catastrophe can also cause long-reaching mental trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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