The personal injury area of law deals with claims of wrongful injury. It’s how many victims receive financial compensation for their medical expenses moving forward in life. But some types of claims occur more frequently than the rest—and knowing them can help you pursue your own litigation process. These are some of the most common personal injury cases and what each one entails.
Car Wreck Claims
A person who files a car accident claim will have sustained an injury resulting from a collision in which the other party was somehow negligent. Though the category most often involves car wrecks, this area of law also includes different types of motor vehicles, such as trucks, motorbikes, and buses. These incidents typically occur as the result of intoxication or general carelessness. Either way, the victim is entitled to some degree of compensation.
Workplace Accident Claims
Workplace accident claims, defined as any injury sustained during the workday or on company property, are also very frequent. By law, workers will automatically receive compensation from their employer’s workers’ comp insurance. While these funds will cover a decent portion of an individual’s medical expenses, it isn’t always enough. As such, injured parties might also see it fit to file a workers’ comp third-party case.
Medical Malpractice Claims
Another of the most common personal injury cases in the field deals with medical malpractice. A patient will file one of these claims when they feel that their injury resulted from improper medical treatment or a medical professional’s negligence. Since malpractice cases must involve a doctor having broken roles or pursued inappropriate action, they’re often difficult to prove. However, with the right representation, the injured party can win and spur change in the local medical field.
Slip and Fall Claims
Slips or falls on public or private property may also entitle an individual to some form of compensation. If a property is open for use, the owner must do what they can to reduce the risk of dangerous falls. They may install railings along stairs or place non-slide pads near entrances or exits. Should they fail to do this and you fall as a result, you could hold them liable for your injuries.