Personal Injury Claims
It can be very stressful if you ore those close to you have suffered a personal injury that isn’t your fault. It’s only fair that you are able to receive the best possible treatment for your injuries, the highest level of support and excellent aftercare. However more often than not, the financial implications of the treatments may make them unreachable to you.
When working with or interacting near electricity and power sources it is essential that you act responsibly as you could easily receive an electric shock and it could be fatal. However, sometimes accidents do happen and you could receive an electric shock due to the negligence of someone else. Perhaps a copper wire was left exposed or a circuit wasn’t properly constructed. If this is the case you could have valid grounds to make a personal injury claim.
Burn injuries can vary in severity. Therefore all burn injury claims are extremely different and the compensation you receive depends on a number of factors. If you would like to make a personal injury claim for burns you will find this section extremely useful.
Chemical poisoning is extremely rare but can also be extremely detrimental to someone’s health. Chemical poisoning is usually caused by ingestion, inhalation or absorption of a toxic chemical agent. It could be intentional or unintentional but if you have chemical posioning due to the fault of someone else, they are liable and you could make a claim.
Dog’s are generally care free and friendly animals. However, sometimes they can be a fiesty and cause an injury to someone. If you have sustained an injury due to a dog bite then you could make a personal injury claim.
Food poisoning varys depending upon what you have eaten. Sometimes you could have a bad stomache for a few days but in more serious cases you could find you self in pain for weeks. If you want to make a claim for food posioning you need to talk to a personal injury solicitor and they will be able to tell you exactly what you can claim for.
Medical negligence is essentially where you have sustained an injury due to the negligence of a doctor or nurse. This could be by them performing the wrong procedure, carrying out a procedure incorrectly or any instance where they don’t carry out a task safely. If you have been a victim of such a situation then contact a specialists personal injury solicitor who can then help you to make a claim for medical negligence.
We understand that children will have the odd accident in the playground, after all how many of us can say that during our childhood we never grazed our knee or had some form of accident. However there are accidents that we cannot put down to children being children. If your child has sustained an injury due to the fault of someone else, they could well be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
Whilst we are aware that when you partake in a sport there is a risk of injury, there are some inncidents that could be avoided and arent due to the negligence of someone else. For example, the provider of the event has to ensure that the facilites and equipment are safe to use. For example if you play a football match and trip and cut yourself on a broken glass bottle, you could make a claim as it is the provider’s responsibility to ensure that the pitch is safe.
Claiming for a criminal injury is slightly different to most personal injury claims. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority pays out compensations to victims of a violent crime who have been physically or mentally injured. They also provide some useful advice on how to make a claim for a criminal injury so be sure to get in contact with them.
You may hear the term catastrophic injury when making a personal injury claim. A catastrophic injury is quite simply when the injury has such an impact on a person’s life that it is going to have an on-going and long term affect. A prime example could be when you fall off a horse and remain largely paralysed as a result.