5 Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury law compensates for your reputation, emotions, and body’s injury. The compensation can be financial or to make you whole again. You will only receive a payment if someone else causes the damage.
No matter what, an injury can disrupt your life and lead to high medical bills. You may not go to work or do daily activities. Personal injuries can also cause temporary or permanent disabilities.
But many types of personal injury cases exist. This blog will explore five types of personal injury cases.
1. Car Accident Cases
Car accidents are common and can affect any road user. These accidents can lead to minor injuries or life-threatening conditions. Typical car accident injuries include:
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated disc
You could seek legal compensation if you were involved in a car accident. Your lawyers will try to prove that the other party’s negligence caused the car accident. The jury will examine the defendant’s actions before they make the ruling.
2. Slip and Fall Accidents
You can trip and fall on another party’s property, such as a home, sidewalk, or store. If the fall isn’t your fault, you can seek damages in court. You might argue that the property owner didn’t properly maintain their property.
When you trip and fall, get immediate medical attention. Then, report the accident and write down the property owner’s details. The details should include email addresses and phone numbers. Also, take the contact details of any potential witnesses.
3. Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries are injuries that occur in relation to your employment activities. You might seek compensation if your workplace’s conditions caused the injury.
For example, construction equipment may cause you to trip and lead to an injury. On the other hand, workplace explosions and fires can cause skin burns. Other common workplace injuries include fractures, repetitive motion injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and wounds and cuts.
Your employer will have insurance coverage to compensate workplace injury victims. The insurance company should cater to your medical bills. Your employer may also have a plan to pay for sick pay.
However, the insurance company may refuse to provide workers’ compensation. If the insurance doesn’t want to pay, call an attorney and file a lawsuit.
4. Product Liability Injuries
Defective products can cause injuries to consumers. If the product’s manufacturer was negligent, then the creator is liable. Product liability can fall under the following categories:
- Marketing defect. Manufacturers must warn consumers of a product’s potential hazards. If the product’s instructions have no warnings for known dangers, the manufacturer is often liable.
- Design defect. The product’s ingredients are safe to use, but the design process may have a flaw. The design defect makes the product unsafe or less functional.
- Manufacturing defect. A manufacturing process must create a product according to certain specifications. If the process creates an unintended product, the manufacturers may have to pay users for their injuries.
Product liability only arises when the product enters the market.
5. Medical Malpractice
Health care workers have to offer the right treatment to patients. A negligent worker may fail to offer the right medication or omit some medical procedures. The patient can seek compensation if the healthcare professional’s actions cause injuries.
The law establishes specific standards of care that all healthcare workers must adhere to. You have to prove that a healthcare worker failed to follow the standards of care. In addition, the health professional’s negligence must have directly led to your injuries. Furthermore, you must show that the injury caused significant damage.
Personal injury can cause inconveniences and lead to costly medical expenses. Fortunately, you can get compensation for your injuries. Do you need any help with your injury case? Contact Frenkel & Frenkel for more information.