Personal injuries vary a lot in terms of the severity and the impact they have on your life, which is why personal injury claims vary a great deal too in terms of the compensation values awarded.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence or malpractice, the amount of compensation you can claim for will depend on the type of your injury and the severity of the injury.
What Types Of Personal Injuries Are There?
The most common types of personal injuries include the following:
These injuries can be caused by heat, chemicals or electricity, and cause extreme pain, as well as serious physical and psychological damage.
- Cuts and Scars
These injuries usually happen when you make contact with a fast-moving sharp object such as a machinery blade or dangerous workplace tools.
- Eye Injury
Eye injuries can be caused by a trauma to the face or after eye contact with a chemical substance or medical negligence such as during laser eye surgery.
- Head and Brain Injury
These injuries are serious and often traumatic, and include both internal and external injuries such as neurological damage, scarring or personality change.
- Psychological Injury
This type of injury usually happens following a severe and traumatic physical injury and psychological injuries include anxiety, phobias, depression and flashbacks due to trauma.
- Upper Limb Injury
These injuries include damage to your arms, shoulders, elbows, hands, fingers or wrists. Making everyday tasks difficult, these injuries cause a great deal of stress and pain and include tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist sprains and even amputations.
- Lower Limb Injury
This injury can impact on your hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet, and vary in seriousness from amputations and broken bones to ligament damage.
- Chest and Rib Injury
Often very painful, these injuries can lead to complications such as internal organ damage and take a while to fully heal.
- Breaks and Fractures
Broken bones happen often but sometimes a broken bone injury or fracture is hard to fix and surgery is required for recovery.
- Industrial Disease
This includes illnesses such as asbestos-related illness and repetitive strain injury. The illnesses are often linked to hazardous materials in the workplace such as asbestos, dust and other chemicals, and usually occur in sectors including shipbuilding, coal mining and construction work.
- Industrial Deafness
Hearing loss due to loud noise exposure at work is known as industrial deafness, and often occurs in sectors like engineering, mining and shipbuilding.
If you’ve suffered any of these personal injuries through no fault of your own, then you might be able to make a claim for compensation. By claiming, you will receive the compensation that you deserve as well as the best possible chance to recover and ensure your long-term medical needs are taken care of.
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