What is Personal Injury?
A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident. The most common type of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, highway tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, and holiday accidents. Indeed, there are a multitude of types of accident and the term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical and dental negligence claims every year) and conditions which are often classified as industrial disease cases. Industrial disease type cases include asbestosis and mesothelioma, chest diseases (e.g. emphysema, pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic obstructive airways disease), vibration white finger, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermititus, and repetitive strain injury cases.
On average, 11,200 disabling accidental injuries take place every hour each year. Falls are the most common accident at construction sites. Each year, nearly 11,000 Americans suffer a traumatic spinal cord injury. Many of them suffer permanent disabilities. Workers Compensation claims are also handled by personal injury lawyers. The purpose of workers’ compensation, is to provide assistance when a worker is harmed (including a worsened preexisting condition) that arises in the scope of employment. This means that anyone personally injured while working or through work-related matters. If payments from workers comp run out and you still need financial help contact our lawyers for options.
Personal injuries can also be any injury resulting from libel, slander, malicious prosecution, or false arrest, any bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death sustained by any person and caused by an occurrence for which the state, or anyone else may be held liable.
Common causes of injuries include: