If you have suffered from a personal injury, you might be entitled to compensation. By definition, a personal injury is injury to a person physically, mentally, or emotionally. Personal injury does not include the victim’s reputation or property. There are several ways a person can be injured. If the other party is at fault, a plaintiff, or injured party could be legally entitled to financial compensation to cover rehabilitative or medical costs, lost wages, and other unforeseen expenses. There are five types of personal injuries. Accidents are unexpected and unplanned. They are:
1. Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents caused by one or more vehicles; at least one vehicle hits a pedestrian, vehicle, or other object while moving. If you are injured in a road traffic accident because someone was negligent when operating a motorized vehicle, you could be eligible for compensation. However, murder or suicide by motor vehicle collision are not considered traffic accidents.
2. Work Accidents
Workplace accidents are accidents that occur while you are working. Occupational injuries can harm you physically, mentally, or occupationally. This type of accident can include injury, disease, or death. Depending on the type of work you do the accident may or may not happen on company premises.
3. Tripping Accidents
Slips, falls, or trips are very common accidents that can result in minor abrasions, or more serious harm such as head, neck, and spinal injuries, fractures, paralysis, and even death. If another party’s negligence resulted in a plaintiff tripping, they can be held legally liable for their actions. However, this type of accident can be more difficult to prove because the victim must prove who was negligent and how.
4. Assault Accident Claims
An assault is defined as actions that cause physical harm to another person. Those actions can include physically hurting someone, threatening to harm another person, or acting in a manner that another party regards as a threat to do physical injury. The assault actions are usually deliberate. They can cause minor, severe, or life-threatening injuries, and even death. A person physical hurting, or threatening to harm another person can face legal and litigation consequences.
5. Product Defect Accidents
Product defect accidents are defined as injuries resulting from a defective or dangerous product that is marketed by a manufacturer or seller. They are responsible for thousands of injuries every year. The law protects society by holding manufacturing companies and distributors accountable for their merchandise. Thousands of product defect accidents happen yearly and can have life altering consequences for the victim. If a company or selling agent was negligent under the law, a victim can sue for damages resulting from the accident.
Accidents hurt and kill thousands of people every year. If another party is responsible for the injuries you have suffered from the accident, you can be entitled to compensation to cover the unexpected expenses from the accident. While some situations are easy to prove negligence, other accident types are not. If you have been in an accident and believe someone else is at fault, it is advisable to consult with a personal injury lawyer to see what your legal rights are. Lawyers specializing in accident claims can help you through the legal process and offer accurate legal advice on your personal situation.