What Constitutes a Personal Injury?

The time after an accident can be a fairly stressful one. There are many things to consider, in addition to the obvious physical or mental anguish. When the injuries have led to financial suffering or have disrupted your ability to continue enjoying your usual quality of life, then there is reason to consider speaking with a personal injury solicitor. One of the biggest questions asked – one of the biggest concerns that can hold a person back from seeking the deserved compensation – is what constitutes a personal injury.

Some cases are obvious. If you break a hip as a result of slipping on a wet restaurant floor, for instance, you can feel certain that you have suffered a personal injury. However, other instances are not so straight forward. For that reason, we have compiled a list of examples.

Physical Injury It might not be so straight forward as a broken hip. Whiplash, in a car accident, for instance, won’t necessarily be treated with a visible cast or brace, but can be very painful and require a great deal of medical care.

Disease or Illness If you ate at a restaurant, got very sick in the days after, and then learned that the source of your sickness was the fact that the restaurant served tainted meat, then you likely have a very compelling personal injury case. Another example that would fall under this subheading is the person who stays in the hospital for treatment, but is wrongfully exposed to disease. Any sort of disease or illness that results from someone else’s negligence should be discussed with an attorney.

Physiological Harm Injury isn’t always apparent. Instead, it can lurk under the surface for some time, creating real problems in every aspect of life. For example, after a car accident, you might have severe anger, lack of energy, or even sleep disturbances, reliving the accident again and again. Suffering psychologically is also a reason to seek retribution.

Financial Loss Even if you weren’t injured, you can take another person or organisation to the courts if negligence led to you suffering a financial loss. In the case of an accident, you may have unexpected payments, days off work, damage, and more that creates a real problem for your bank account. For that, you can seek compensation and justice, and we can help.

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