Getting injured sucks. Having to deal with the pain, the potential medical bills, as well as the time off work as you recover, can be a nightmare, but it can be even worse if that injury wasn’t your fault.
Thankfully, if you are injured in a way that wasn’t your own wrongdoing, you could be entitled to compensation via a personal injury claim. Furthermore, there are multiple different types of injury claims you can make, depending on your situation. Here’s a look at some of the most common types of personal injuries and how to know when you might be in a position where you should make a claim.
Car accidents can be devastating and result in serious injuries, especially if both vehicles were traveling at high speed. Furthermore, a car accident will usually have a person who was at fault for it, meaning that it’s a good idea to try and get compensation and make a claim against this person. If you believe that you have done nothing wrong to cause the accident, then it’s very much worth making a claim to cover the expensive medical bills and loss of income.
It’s best to compile evidence before making a claim, as it will make it easier for you and harder for the defendant to disprove the claim. The best way of getting evidence is to invest in a dashboard camera that can record the road in front as you drive. This means that any bad driving from others that results in an accident will be captured on camera and can be used to help you win your personal injury claim.
Medical malpractice comes in many forms and can be really upsetting for a person to deal with. In its essence, medical malpractice is when a doctor has done something incorrectly or has not followed protocol and this has resulted in harm.
Examples of medical malpractice can include a doctor not finding an obvious illness after multiple examinations, prescribing the wrong medicine, operating on the wrong part of the body, leaving operating equipment within the body after an operation, and not detailing all the side effects and consequences of a particular treatment that you undergo. It’s a really murky section of personal injury, so to help clear the water, speak to a personal injury law firm to find out what your options are.
Accident at Work
Accident at work claims are the most common type of personal injury claim, with hundreds of thousands of American workers being affected by an injury every year. The most frequent type of accident is a slip or fall, most often because of an uneven floor or obstruction.
It is your employer’s duty to do what they can to ensure that you’re safe at work and that there is a reduced risk of accidents at work, and because of this they are required to do a lot of things to make the workplace safer. If you’ve suffered an injury at work, which was the result of negligence from your senior management, then you may be able to make a claim with Brown and Crouppen.
Examples of negligence include not fixing faulty equipment that might be too dangerous to handle, providing no warning to broken stairs or uneven flooring, as well as failing to provide good training.