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Common Types Of Personal Injury Claims

There are numerous types of personal injury claims that can be made. In this article, we will have a look at some of the main ones.

Road Accident Claims

Road accidents are common, but when they occur due to the negligent act of a road user, an accident claim can be made by the victim.  There are many different types of road accident claims that can be made.  Common ones include claims for the following:

  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Passenger accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Cycling accidents
  • Motorbike accidents

Work Accident Claims

A work accident claim may be possible if it can be proven that the employer was at fault.  For example, if the employer failed to provide training to the workers, failed to identify potential risks and hazards which the workers were exposed to, did not comply with workplace health and safety regulations or failed to provide suitable personal protective equipment, then a work accident claim can be made against the employer.  Common types of work related accidents and injuries include:

  • slips and trips
  • being hit by falling objects
  • falls from heights
  • scaffolding accidents
  • accidents caused by using defective machinery, equipment or appliance
  • warehouse accidents
  • factory accidents
  • construction site accidents

Medical Negligence

It is not very common, but sometimes, mistakes are made on the part of health care and medical professionals as well.  If you have not received an acceptable standard of medical care and if that has caused you an injury, illness or an infection, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim for compensation.  Common examples of medical negligence include:

  • wrong site surgery
  • misdiagnosis of a medical condition
  • delayed diagnosis
  • failure to act on test results
  • failure to refer the patient to a specialist
  • anaesthetic awareness
  • errors made during treatment or whilst administering drugs

Public Liability Claims

Have you been injured whilst in a public place?  If yes, you can hold the occupier or owner of the property liable for your injuries which mean that you can also seek compensation.  A public place can include a shop, supermarket, cinema hall, restaurant, park or any other place where the public has access to.

Occupiers and owners of such places are obliged to keep their premises risk free and safe for the public.  If they do not, they will be liable to pay compensation to any person who has been injured due to their negligence.

 

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