Accident and Personal Injury Compensation: What Can you Claim For?
Posted November 25th, 2021 by Anthony Carbone.
Categories: Personal Injury.
Injuries can happen in many different ways, from a slip and fall to an attack. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, it is essential to know what types of accidents and personal injury claims are eligible for compensation.
Do not hesitate to contact Bayonne Personal Injury Attorney to guide you through personal injury compensation. This article will discuss some common accident and personal injury claims that may be eligible for compensation.
Road Traffic Accidents
If you have suffered an injury due to a road traffic accident, it may be eligible for compensation. For example, suppose someone else’s negligence caused your car to crash into another vehicle or object, including pedestrians. In that case, that person could be liable for any injuries and damage sustained by both parties involved.
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Slips, trips, and falls can also be eligible for compensation. Suppose you have fallen because of poor lighting or uneven surfaces in a public place. In that case, it may be possible to claim against the council/landowner’s insurance policy if they did not correctly maintain safety standards on their property.
If you are unlucky enough to suffer an injury while abroad, you will be entitled to claim against your travel insurance policy.
Slips, trips, and falls can also be eligible for compensation if someone’s negligence causes another person or their pet to trip/fall over in a public place. For example, a dog owner fails to control or restrain their animal correctly, causing it to trip or knock you down.
Fatal or Life-changing Injuries
If you have suffered a life-changing physical or mental injury, it may be eligible for compensation. This is because the injuries are sustained through no fault of your own and can permanently damage your body/mind.
For example, if someone was negligent by not properly maintaining their property, trip hazards caused you to fall and suffer a fatal or life-changing injury.
Accidents at Work
If you got injured because of a negligent business or employer, then it is likely that your injury claim would be eligible for compensation. It could include an accident at work causing physical harm to yourself or others through dangerous working practices or faulty equipment.
However, some injuries may not be eligible for compensation. For example, if your negligence caused the accident or injury, then you would likely not be able to claim anyone else’s insurance policy in this instance.
A medical error can be any act committed by a healthcare professional which causes harm to the patient. These mistakes must be diagnosed and corrected before misdiagnosis or delays in diagnosis cause more problems than they solve for patients- especially if it comes with severe consequences like an injury during surgery.
If you have been injured due to medical negligence, then you may be able to claim compensation. For example, if a doctor failed to:
- Diagnose your condition correctly.
- provide proper treatment leading to further problems that could not otherwise have occurred or
- If the injury was caused by medical negligence and resulted in a fatality, you may also be able to claim the loss of dependency.
The above examples are just some of the common accident and personal injury claims that can be made for compensation. If you have been injured due to someone’s actions, it is essential to speak with an experienced solicitor who will provide free advice on your potential case, ensure all.