If you have recently been injured, and are suffering physically, emotionally, or financially, as a result, you may understandably be wondering if you can claim compensation.
If you can prove that another party behaved in a negligent manner, and this negligence was wholly or partly responsible for your accident, you may be able to take legal action against said party. Naturally, there are a multitude of situations where you could file a personal injury claim, but here are 3 of the most common ones.
Injuries and emotional trauma caused by car accidents constitute one of the most common forms of personal injury lawsuit. These injury claims normally relate to when one driver has acted in an unlawful or reckless manner on the road, and this behavior has subsequently led to an accident. In legal terms, drivers have a duty of care to other drivers and pedestrians to drive in a responsible and legal way. Therefore, if you can prove that the actions of another driver led to your injury, it is likely that you have a strong case. The strongest evidence you can provide to corroborate such a claim is photographs from the scene of the incident.
If you are considering a legal case pertaining to a car accident, you should also be aware that some jurisdictions take a “no-fault” approach to car accidents, which means that claims can only be processed by your insurance provider. It is also worth checking your region’s statute of limitations in regards to car accident claims, if it has already been some time since your accident.
By choosing to look after a pet, owners accept that they are legally responsible for any harm their pet causes to another individual. As the JLF Firm notes, this distinguishes pet attacks from other personal injury cases, where the claimant must prove that the opposing party acted in a negligent manner.
If you have been the victim of a pet attack, with dog bites being one of the most common examples, it is highly likely, therefore, that you are entitled to compensation, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the attack.
Another common injury scenario which you may be able to claim compensation on is an accident which took place at work. Like with car accidents, companies have a duty of care to their employees, where failure to fulfill this can result in legal liability. Most areas also have specific laws mandating that employers provide a safe work environment for their workers.
In relation to injuries, employers must provide sufficient signage warning employees of hazardous conditions, and also section them off where possible. Thus, if you can prove that your company did not do this, or were responsible for the conditions that resulted in your injury in some other way, you should seriously consider seeking legal counsel. You will also have a stronger case if you can prove that you followed company health and safety protocols at the time of the accident.