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Physical Harm Caused by Others

Most people have heard of personal injury through advertisements by claim firms. However, there is often confusion regarding what can be claimed for and how the law works.

What counts as personal injury?

Personal injury claims can arise whenever an individual suffers harm, whether mental or physical, which can be partly or wholly blamed on the actions of another person. A vital part of the claim is to establish who was at fault, why they were responsible for the situation which led to your injury, and whether they could have reasonably been expected to know that their actions might lead to such an injury.

Personal injury can occur in a number of situations – road traffic accidents and slips, trips and falls are the most common, but workplace injuries, industrial diseases and complications as a result of medical negligence are also covered by this legal sphere.

Personal injury cases often hinge on the accused party having behaved in a fashion contrary to that of a reasonable person, and also often involve the “duty of care” that may be owed to you by a specialist. For example, a doctor giving you the wrong medication or botching an operation is falling short of the expectations you saw fit to place on them as a medical professional, and so they can be held responsible for the harm that resulted from their misdeeds.

How to claim

If you want to ensure that you receive the full compensation owed to you, you’ll want to be sure that you enlist the services of a personal injury expert. They will enable you to properly make your claim. Personal injury claims must be made within three years of the occurrence of the injury or the date on which you became aware of it.