Broadly speaking there are two types of personal injuries. A personal injury can be a physical injury, illness, disease, psychological illness or injury.
A physical injury can be a result of a traffic accident, injury at work, injury caused by using faulty goods or services, or an injury caused by tripping and falling.
Psychological injury causes stress or discrimination at work or as a victim of a crime. Physical and psychological injury can also result in receiving the wrong treatment in hospital or vaccinations.
The most common type of personal-injury incurs due to traffic accidents. The police record any personal-injury caused due to a traffic accident. Personal Injury Lawyers Trimble & Armano provide clients with quality legal service; the firm uses a team approach that takes advantage of our attorneys’ expertise in particular areas of law.
In case of a personal accident occurring at the workplace, the employer must record the accident in a record log of the organization, if there is a personal, injury due to use of a faulty appliance. The store from where the appliance must be informed.
You must also inform your insurance company of any personal injury that you have sustained. You must also report a personal-injury to your doctor. A personal-injury if not paid heed to, can lead to further complications later on.
Psychological injury is also counted as physical injury. If you are harassed or stressed in your job, abused, or ridiculed by your peers or superiors, these can cause psychological injuries. Psychological injuries are also counted as personal injuries and are compensated for.
Home accidents also count as physical injuries and you can claim compensation for them. The claim in case of a home accident will depend on the nature of the accident. In case, the injury was caused by poor workmanship or using a faulty appliance, you can claim compensation.
Personal injury does not necessarily have to be claimed by the victim. A relative of the victim can also file a claim on the victim's behalf. If a person suffers permanent disability or dies due to a personal injury, the spouse or children can claim compensation.