4 Most Dangerous Injuries Caused by Negligence

Harm to the brain or spinal cord, broken bones, and burns are serious injuries. If caused by the negligence of someone, that person should be prosecuted.
Car lying upside down on road after accident

Injuries can happen at any time. But if they are caused by the negligence of somebody, and if he or she can be held accountable, then you should seek legal action and help. If you let that person escape unprosecuted, then the chances are that person would continue to be negligent and hurt someone else in the future. ~ Ed.

Leg injury of girl caused by negligence. Girl sitting with clutches on a sofa.

Negligence comes in many different shapes and forms. Anything that can be done by humans can be done negligently, from driving cars to building houses. An injury caused by negligence must be compensated and must be taken to court.

There are many different injuries that can arise from an instance of negligence, of course, dependent entirely on the activity being performed prior to the injury taking place. In this article, I hope to tell you the four most common and most dangerous injuries caused by the most severe forms of negligence.

Additionally, it is important to add that should you find yourself injured as a consequence of the negligence of somebody else that you must seek legal aid, and you must phone the police. Allowing somebody to get away with causing you harm by negligence is foolish, and by doing so, you give them [the party responsible] the opportunity to hurt other people and continue to be negligent. Legal action taken against them will ensure they are more cautious and less prone to bouts of carelessness and negligence.

Here are the four most dangerous [and most common] injuries caused by the most serious types of negligence.


4 Serious Injuries Caused by Negligence and What you should do About Them

If you or your loved one has spinal cord injury, broken bones, or burns due to the careless negligence of somebody, you should seek legal help.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are very serious and can happen through a number of reasons, from violent attacks, such as robberies or beatings; trauma sustained during a car accident [to the head, face, neck, back, or chest]; falling [or being pushed] from a significant height; injuries during sporting events; electrical shock or electrocution; sudden and severe twisting of the middle portion of the torso.

Spinal cord injuries are very serious, if not one of the most serious injuries a human being can sustain. It is an injury that will have a longstanding impact on most aspects of your day-to-day life.

Your spinal cord is a complex series of nerves and tissues that your spinal vertebrae protect. Your spinal vertebrae are bones stacked upon one another that make up your spine. The spine contains within it many nerves and runs from the brain’s base down to the back, ending by the buttocks.

Your spinal cord is responsible for transmitting messages from your brain throughout your body. It also relays messages back from our bodies to the brain. We feel pain and move because of our spinal cord. It is a veritable data control center.

The most common cause of spinal cord injury by negligence is car accidents. The professionals from state that should you sustain an injury to your spinal cord, it is imperative you seek legal aid and vehemently pursue a case against the party responsible for your injuries.

After a spinal cord injury, you may not be able to transmit from your brain to body [and vice versa] and could wind up paralyzed. They are a very serious injury that mustn’t ever be ignored, nor should the culprit be allowed to get away with having negligently caused you serious injury and having changed your life forever.

Traumatic Brain Injuries [TBI]

Traumatic brain injuries are, as defined by the CDC, an abrupt bump, jolt, or blow to the head or an injury that penetrates the head that disrupts normal brain function. The after-effects of a traumatic brain injury can be absolutely life-changing and can disrupt the ordinary rhythm of your life – leaving you a shell of your former self.

Some of the areas of your brain affected by traumatic brain injuries are your cognitive function [concentration and memory], your sensations [hearing, vision, taste, and touch], your behavior and emotions [anger, moodiness, and depression], and your motor function [movement, coordination, and balance].

After experiencing a traumatic brain injury, you may need extensive and drawn out occupational and physical therapy to help you return to who you once were. Oftentimes, the cost of this therapy can be extortionate, and many people cannot afford it. Because of this, you may have to move into a residential care facility, which can be very expensive. You may need compensation from the party responsible for your injury so that you can afford your treatment and rehabilitative care.

Broken Bones

The human body has over two-hundred bones; with so many, there is always the potential risk that we may break a bone. Broken bones account for most traumatic injuries sustained as a consequence of negligence.

A broken bone can change your life significantly during your recovery period and in some cases can mean that you are unable to return to activities that you may once have loved, such as football or general lower-body exercises. Broken bones are caused quite easily, and all the human body needs is to be caught at a funny angle and a broken bone can occur. If you have sustained a broken bone as a consequence of negligence, you will very likely be entitled to compensation and must claim.

Generally, the only treatment for a broken bone is to have it reset, and then a lengthy period of recovery. Most of us have sustained a broken bone at least once in our lives, and if not a broken bone, then a fractured bone.


Burns quite frequently occur as a consequence of negligence, although sometimes on the part of the victims. When severe enough, burns can cause serious injury [sometimes life changing]. Burns can occur through a number of things, from a fire to a workplace accident.

The treatment for burns can, depending on the severity, range from simple antibiotic lotion to complete reconstructive surgery. If you have suffered a burn and it was not your fault, then it is absolutely essential that you seek legal aid, and in some circumstances, phone the police. It is often the case that burns are caused maliciously, which can warrant arrest and imprisonment.


Burns can be recovered from, fortunately, although they may leave scars and reminders. Burns are an injury that requires immediate medical attention to prevent infection – as infection quite frequently occurs following a burn.

Wrapping Up

Now, with the help of this article, you know about four dangerous and commonly sustained injuries caused by negligence.

If you have suffered any of these injuries then it is imperative you seek legal attention. Never allow a person who has caused you injury through negligence to escape unprosecuted.

Over to you

Did you or your loved ones suffer from any such serious injury by negligence? If yes, then do share how they coped with it and if any legal action was taken.


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