There is personal injury law which refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct.
Types of personal injury:
Common types of personal injury include;
- Work accidents
- Road traffic accidents
- Tripping accidents
- Product defect accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Boating and Recreational Accidents
If you have been injured because of work place carelessness or if you become ill at your work place then workers’ compensation laws provide a safety net to help compensate individuals for, among other things, their medical expenses, lost wages, and for their injuries. Injured workers are entitled to receive statutory benefits irrespective of whether they are at fault for the accident.
Millions of peoples injured each year in road accidents. Sometimes the accident can become fatal and person can loss his or her life. Automobile accidents account for majority of personal injury claims as every 10 second a person is taken to the emergency room for injuries sustained in a car accident and every 16 minutes someone dies in a road traffic accident. If you ever have been injured or you lost a loved one because of another driver’s carelessness or wrongdoing, then you have the right under legal system to pursue monetary compensation for your personal injury or for your loss. The injury can be physical or financial, and the responsible party can be an individual, an automobile manufacturer, or a corporate or governmental entity. They have to compensate for your loss.
Tripping accidents can lead to serious or sometimes lifelong injuries. These accidents occur when a hazardous object or condition causes a person to trip and fall down. If these accidents occur on someone else property then the owner of that property may be held liable for any injuries sustained from the accident.
Defective product can also cause personal injury or in worst cases it can be life threating. Examples of personal injuries caused by harmful products include dangerous drugs, food, consumer products, and children’s’ products. The defective vehicle parts and medical devices; and toxic materials and chemicals are also included in defective product’s injuries.
The unprofessional behavior and negligence of doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals can cause serious injuries. Different types of medical malpractice includes misdiagnosis, improper treatment, surgical errors, medication mistakes, pharmacy errors, birth injury (errors committed during the delivery of a child), and failure to diagnose cancer or other serious health conditions. These all medical malpractices are included under personal injury claim.
Boating accidents can leave you with a serious injury or even prove fatal. You can also claim boating accidents under personal injury law.
It’s important to seek medical care whether you’re injured under personal injury claim or you’re injured due to medical injury. Otherwise small injury can become lifelong and life threating.
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