Saturday, November 13, 2010

Outdoor Injury

This x-ray if from a person who got injured snowboarding. Studies show that snowboarding results in more injuries that any other outdoor sport/activity. It had the highest percentage of injuries requiring ER trips during 2004 and 2005.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Broken Fingers

I don't even know what to say. The image says it all.

Have you ever broken a finger?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Swallowed Tongue Piercing

I was reading some of your suggestions from last post, and I laughed at the x-ray thought. Although this picture looks like it came in "where everything goes out", it actually entered orally.The person in this case swallowed their tongue piercing!

Keep the comments coming!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Big Thanks!

I just wanted to say thanks to the people that motivated me to keep going with this blog!

Also, what types of things would you like to see on this blog related to personal injury?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Time Limitation

In England and Wales, under the limitation rules, where an individual is bringing a claim for compensation, court proceedings must be commenced within 3 years of the date of the accident, failing which the claimant will lose the right to bring his or her claim. However, injured parties who were under the age of 18 at the time of their accidents have until the day prior to their 21st birthdays to commence proceedings. A court has the discretion to extend or waive the limitation period if it is considered equitable to do so.
Legal Aid for personal injury cases was largely abolished in the late 1990s and replaced with arrangements whereby the client would be charged no fee if her or his case was unsuccessful (known as No win, no fee).

No win no fee is the term used to describe the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) between a law firm and their client. In a Personal Injury claim, this is an agreement between the client and their lawyer, which will enable the lawyer to take on a personal injury case on the understanding that if they lose the case, the client will not have to pay their lawyer’s costs.

However if the lawyer wins the case they will be entitled to their standard fee plus an uplift referred to as a success fee. In English law, the success fee cannot be greater than 100% of the lawyer’s standard fee.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Types of Personal Injury

The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical negligence claims every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, including asbestosis and mesothelioma, chest diseases (e.g., emphysema,pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic obstructive airways disease), vibration white finger, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermititis, and repetitive strain injury cases.
If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party. In the United States, this system is complex and controversial, with critics calling for various forms of tort reform. Attorneys often represent clients on a "contingency basis," in which the attorney's fee is a percentage of the plaintiff's eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved. Oftentimes, having an attorney becomes essential because cases become extremely complex, such as in medical malpratice cases.

What types of personal injuries have you been involved in?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Welcome to Personal Injury Database

Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff's injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but also arises in defamation torts.

I'm learning about all different types of injuries, so follow my blog to learn too!