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?

48 comments:

  1. I'm lucky enough to have never experienced any major injuries, even though I practiced martial arts for seven years. All that ever came from that were bruises and sore muscles. Oh, a few twisted ankles too.

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  2. Very interesting, thanks for posting !

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  3. Personally none but i know a few ppl get broken limbs in car accidents

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  4. Nice info...
    Just a few weeks ago, I injured my wrist in the gym because of a faulty dumbbell collar.

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  5. I've never had a workplace injury, which may be ironic considering I work as a lifeguard during the summer.

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  6. Just sports injuries, nothing I could sue someone for.

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  7. I usually just hurt myself by accident some how.

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  8. What category would catching my wang in my zipper fall into?

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  9. never been in one but thats def a good thing

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  10. Only ever hurt myself playing football.

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  11. Last year I took a tumble off my porch and destroyed my foot. I'm not sure if that counts.

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  12. Good to know bro! Thanks for informative post!

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  13. I've been very lucky and haven't had any.

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  14. Interesting and very informative. Luckily, I have not been in this situation!!

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  15. I broke my arm and cut my finger

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  16. got an insurance which will take care of most of the accidents that i could be into :)

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  17. glad i never had major injuries!

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  18. I just broke my hand, nothing important

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  19. I fell off a swing and broke my tailbone once.. lol

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  20. Thankfully, I have never been in any that required legal issues.

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  21. fortunately, i've never had any major injury

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  22. I like your blog! Following! ^^

    And i have broke my arm and finger. xD

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  23. that's goood to know. I broke my arm

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  24. i hurt my wrist from training...

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  25. I once fell off a wall cause a fence broke, bad times.

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  26. I fell off my motorbike the other week, but I was the only one involved.

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  27. yeah i've been injured skiing before in a collision, tore my hamstring pretty bad

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  28. haven't had any personal injuries. ever.

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