Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

If a person has been injured because of other people’s negligence, it is important to do two things right away: seek medical attention and claim any compensation due to the victim by law. But remember, no two personal injury claims are alike, so it is important to familiarize yourself with their different types for you to know your rights when any of these occurs.

Road Traffic Injury

This is the most common type of personal injury claim. Since more people are on the road nowadays, driving-related accidents are also increasing. These usually happen because drivers or pedestrians are distracted by technologies in their automobiles, cell phones, and other electronic gadgets. Whether one party’s use of these led to an accident should factor in this type of claim.

Work Related Injury

Workplace injuries are also common and could be caused by the negligence of a co-worker, supervisor, another employee, or even the injured person himself. People often think that the party responsible is another member of the employer’s company, but this isn’t the case all the time.

Slip and Fall Injury

Slip and fall cases can happen anywhere, not just in malls and stores. Contrary to what most people think, these cases are not easy to resolve. It is important to get an incident report even before the injured party could leave the scene to be able to know who is at fault.

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