The Four Common Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury is an injury that arises when someone’s negligence or intentional act causes an injury. While there are several personal injury claims, we have broken down four of the most common personal injury claims. 

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs from an action or failure to act on the part of healthcare workers or organizations to provide the necessary treatment for the client, further sustaining an injury, illness, or any other damage to the patient’s mental or physical health. While medical malpractice claims can be complicated, the standard is that the care provided to patients deviate from the generally accepted standard care and practice. 

Workplace Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA for short, defined workplace accident as an ”unplanned event that results in personal injury or property damage.” In 2018 alone, a total of 5,250 workers died from a work-related injury in the U.S. Failure for companies to provide a safe workplace environment constitutes a workplace accident claim. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Majority of the injury is caused by motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. It is found to cause a frequent type of trauma experienced by parties involved, especially males. According to Sciencedirect, there are over 3 million individuals in the country who are injured in motor vehicle accidents on a yearly basis. With accidents like these which have life changing effects, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed. 

Dog Bites

There are about 4.7 million people who are bitten by dogs each year, with around 800,000 requiring medical care. When bitten by a dog, the victim can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for medical expenses, therapy and losses occurred due to dog bites. 

Although accidents happen mostly because of the things that are out of your control, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are at a disadvantage. Always know that you have the option to seek legal counsel to assert your right and just compensation.