A personal injury claim can be made if you have suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person.
A personal injury can be a physical injury, an illness or a disease. It can also be a psychological illness or injury.
Some of the common examples of personal injuries that can give rise to potential injury claims include:
– injury or illness at work caused by the negligence of the employer or a co-worker
– injuries caused as a result of a road traffic accident
– a psychological injury or illness caused by stress at the workplace
– an injury sustained by using faulty products
– an injury sustained as a result of receiving substandard level of medical care in the hospital
– an injury caused by slips, trips or falls accidents
What To Do Following An Injury, Illness Or Accident?
If you have been injured, you must write down everything about the accident. This can include how the accident or injury occurred, who was responsible, details of your injury and the effect of the injury on your life. These notes can be quite useful when making a claim for compensation.
You must seek medical attention and inform the police if it was a road traffic accident.
If there were witnesses present at the time of the accident, it would be helpful to make a note of their names, addresses and contact details.
For your injuries, you must make a daily note of all the symptoms, pain and discomfort that you experience.
If you have suffered financial losses in addition to your injuries, pain and suffering, then you must make a note of all the losses that incurred as a direct result of your injury or accident. This can include medical expenses, lost income, travelling expenses, etc.
Whether you have been involved in a car accident, work accident or have been a victim of medical negligence, it is essential to determine legal responsibility in order to put up a claim for compensation.
You must be able to prove that you were harmed due to the negligence of someone who owed you a duty of care. For example, if you got involved in a work related accident due to unsafe work practices, it is your employer who will be held responsible for the accident and for your injuries.
Making Personal Injury Claims
If you are looking to make a claim, you must seek legal advice first. Your injury lawyers will be able to evaluate your case and tell you if it has chances of success. Choosing the right injury lawyer can mean the difference between winning and losing an injury claim.