Claims That Require a Personal Injury Lawyer


With all personal injury compensation claims, you are required to prove that your illness, disease or injury was caused due to another party’s negligence. Every claim is different and while some can be settled within months, others might take years.


Here are the different claims that would be best handled with a personal injury lawyer:


Accident at Work

Accidents can happen anywhere, especially at work, no matter how safe a place can be. It is an employer’s responsibility to look after the welfare of each staff by providing a safe place to work, safe working guidelines and practices as well as safety equipment.


Illness or Disease Contracted at Work

Some illnesses, diseases and injuries are contracted as a result of a person’s working environment. Some common cases include Chemical Poisoning, Industrial Deafness, Dermatitis, and other asbestos-related illnesses, among others.


Medical Negligence

Medical negligence claims also need to be dealt with differently than other compensation claims. It can arise in all sorts of circumstances but the common ones result from misdiagnosis, surgical errors as well as birth injuries.


Dangerous Product

Dangerous or faulty products can also cause injuries. These injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to much more serious ones such as burns, spinal damage or amputations, among others.


Accident in a Public Place

These accidents are very common. If an accident is due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. These injuries can also range from minor cuts and bruises to more complex ones such as fractures and lacerations, among others.


Personal Injury Type by Cause

Some personal injury cases are grouped such as:


*Car Accidents

*Truck Accidents

*Cyclist or Pedestrian Accidents

*Trip/Slip and Fall (Premises Liability)

*Medical Malpractice


When a personal injury is classified this way, the cause of the injury is described, but not the legal dimensions of the injury. The event that caused the injury is usually what is being distinguished here.


Personal Injury by Type of Injury

Another way that a personal injury lawsuit can be classified is by the type of injury an accident caused. This is a useful way because once people know what type of injury they suffered, it also becomes easier for them to find the legal help needed. Common classifications include:


*Spinal Cord Injury

*Traumatic Brain Injury

*Amputation Injury

*Burn Injury

*Wrongful Death


Personal Injury: Negligence vs. Strict Liability Cases

Most personal injury lawsuits are caused by negligence but there are cases, however, where a lawsuit depends on strict liability. This is when the law says that one person was responsible for ensuring that no injury occurred, and can be held responsible even if no specific act of negligence was found. These cases generally include:


*Dog Bite

*Product Liability


If you are in need of trusted personal injury lawyers who can guide you all throughout an ordeal, contact our office today. We will make sure that you will be given all the legal assistance you would need.