August 24, 2021
What Are All the Types of Personal Injuries Someone Can Suffer?
Personal injury accidents can be anything from a slip and fall on someone else’s property to a direct attack on your person by their pet. To count as personal injury, your accident only has to be caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. This loose definition means that there are many types of personal injuries that our Scranton personal injury lawyers can help you with.
Vehicular Personal Injury Types
These are personal injuries caused by accidents involving vehicles. They are not limited to one person being in a vehicle and the other person also being in a vehicle. These types also include when one person is without a vehicle or is caused to crash their own vehicle. The only main requirement when trying to build a case around a vehicular personal injury is that a vehicle was required.
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Railroad & train accidents
- Tractor-trailer and truck accidents
Hospital/Medical Personal Injury Types
There are a lot of personal injury types that only happen when a hospital and its staff are involved. This includes failures and injuries caused by a mistake from your physician or nurse, to complications during surgery. If the healthcare system failed you, then you are owed compensation for the injuries you suffered.
- Birth injuries
- Healthcare liability
- Hospital infections
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence & abuse
- Surgical Injuries
Workplace Personal Injury Types
These personal injury types happen in your workplace. In most cases, you will be trying to get workers’ compensation to cover your lost wages and your injuries. In many cases, workers’ comp is not supposed to discriminate whether the injury was your fault or not. Sadly, more often than not, your employer is going to try to avoid paying you your deserved worker’s comp. These cases commonly become different from typical personal injury cases, and we treat them in their own category entirely.
- Defective machinery
- Defective products
- Products liability
- Workplace injuries
General Personal Injury
These are general types that either don’t have an easy-to-organize label or are a subtype of any previously mentioned. For instance, a workplace injury can lead to head injuries, paraplegia, a wrongful death, or more. These labels help to figure out for your defense how much you can and should ask for from the soon-to-be defendant.
- Dog bites
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Surgical injuries
- Wrongful death
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