In a broad sense, there are two types or personal injuries. Illnesses, diseases, psychological illness or injury all fall under physical injury. This can happen as a result of traffic accidents, work injury, injury caused by defective or faulty goods or services, or an injury caused by slipping and falling. The other type of personal injury is something which causes stress including work discrimination or a victim of a crime. You can suffer both physical and psychological injury if you receive a wrong treatment or vaccination from a hospital.
A person can become permanently disabled or can die because of personal injury. If you are going to file for personal injury claim, it has to be accomplished in three years’ time. In three years time, you should be able to file a compensation claim.
Personal injury sustain in car accidents is the most common type of personal injury. Police records any personal injury caused by a traffic accident. An employer records injuries that happen in the workplace in the company’s record log. If a customer buys a faulty appliance and gets injured while using it, it is the store’s responsibility to look into it. You must inform your insurance company of any personal injury that you have sustained. You must also report a personal injury to your doctor. If you don’t pay heed to your personal injury, it can lead to complications later on.
If you have sustained an injury, you must gather all the evidences that you can. If you are making a claim for compensation, then these evidences presented can help you. And even if you will not file a claim for compensation, you still need to keep the evidences with you.
Personal injuries also include psychological injuries. If you are harassed or stressed on the job, or ridiculed by your peers, you will very likely have psychological injuries. Psychological injuries are also compensated for because they are counted as personal injuries.
Even home accidents are considered physical injuries which you can claim compensation for. Your compensation claim will depend on the nature of the accident for home accidents. You can claim compensation if your injury was caused by a faulty appliance or by poor workmanship.
Personal injury does not have to be claimed necessarily by you personally It is possible for the victim’s relative to file claim on his behalf. Relatives of a person that suffers permanent disability or dies due to personal injury, can claim compensation for the injured relative.
There are personal injury claims that are settled with no win, no fee basis. This means that if you don’t win a personal injury claim, you don’t have to pay for any legal charges. There are many lawyers who deal in personal injury claims. In case of personal injury, it is advisable to consult a personal injury lawyer.