Personal Injury Claims

5 Common Types Of Personal Injury Claims

By: Sunder Singh
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Personal injury claims encompass a number of different types of settlements. However, there are five specific legal settlements that are pretty common, according to foylelegal.com. However, not many people know what each of these are.

Even worse, very few people know which category their specific area their own claim actually falls into. That can be quite a shame, as injuries caused by other people end up costing people billions of dollars worldwide through no fault of their own.

This is compounded by the loss of earnings on top of any medical fees that may have been wracked up in order to deal with these injuries. Because of that, you’ll need to be sure that you actually have a claim. This will be made a whole lot easier once you actually know the five different types of personal injury claims.

 

Motor Vehicle Claims

Car accidents are the most common kind of claim, and as such are the most widely known. Any claims made here are normally on behalf of anyone who wasn’t at fault in the collision, regardless of how many cars were actually involved in the incident.

Any accident involving one vehicle and a pedestrian are also included under Motor Vehicle Claims.

However, these can be quite complex to actually understand and claim for. That being said, there are a number of things that are involved in filing; because of that, if you have these in order, your claim should go smoothly. These include the likes of police reports and any laws that may have been broken when the accident happened.

The typical settlement of these kind of claims can vary greatly, as it depends on the damage done to any cars as well as how liable some parties may actually be. For example, a clear cut case may result in a great settlement for the victim in the case, whereas if there are a lot of complexities then these might affect the settlement.

 

Negligence & Public Liability

This is another one of the more common personal injury claims, which is why it may ring a bell for you. These kinds of claims normally come from accidents and injuries that occur in a public setting. Because of that, they may be the responsibility of a business to settle.

However, claiming for these injuries means that you will need to prove negligence on their behalf. Sometimes, this can be as simple as a sign not being put up and visible for the public to see, warning them of certain accidents that may occur on that property.

Having said that, there are a lot of different codes that may be violated in order to cause an accident. Because of that, you may want to consult your states codes in order to make sure that they’ve actually been violated. You also may want to consult with a personal injury lawyer in order to ensure that you get the best possible settlement from your claim.

 

Occupational Injuries

Every employer has the responsibility of making sure that their employees work in a safe and hazard free place, regardless of which industry they’re working in. That’s why construction sites have so many signs and safety procedures, not to mention safety equipment for employees.

However, there are unfortunately times when businesses fail to live up to these standards. The result is often an injury to an employee, but that’s where occupational injury claims come into play. Often, these injuries are the result of negligence on the behalf of employers as they may fail to live up to workplace safety codes.

Because of that, though, many of these injuries are pretty easy to claim for. Having said that, the amount of your settlement can be dependent on a number of factors. Chief among these is whether or not the injured person had any kind of responsibility for the accident.

Having said that, most of the time these cases are open and shut and the injured party will receive some form of settlement. The only variable will be how much you actually receive, which is the case in almost all types of personal injury claims.

 

Medical Negligence

Thankfully, these sorts of injuries are relatively rare; however, that means that many people don’t know what to do when it comes to medical negligence claims. Having said that, these kinds of claims are normally the result of your medical practitioner failing to live up a certain standard of care.

While many people may have heard stories of medical devices being left in bodies during procedures, that’s not the only basis for this. Many claims also include receiving any kind of negligible treatment from a medical practitioner. Some other cases can also include the use of faulty equipment or drugs.

 

Assault

Very few people are aware that they can file personal injury claims due to assault. However, this does result in personal injury, which means there a basis for a personal injury claim. Having said that, there are a number of different ways that you can file a personal injury claims.

Domestic violence and stalking can also form the basis of a claim. However, in order to file for these kinds of claims you first need to prove that a particular person was responsible. A professional attorney will help you to press charges, as well as to file a personal injury claim.

This will also assure your safety if you decide to file a claim; having said that, you should always file charges against anyone guilty of assault in order to make sure that you’re safe. Depending on where you live, having a criminal claim filed against a perpetrator may be a prerequisite of any personal injury claim in this regard.

While many personal injury claims can be relatively straight forward, it’s always recommended that you seek the help of a professional attorney. Not only can these sort of claims get complex relatively quickly, victims should always concentrate on getting better. Receiving a claim is about helping you financially, but health should always come first.

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