WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY?
A personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the mind, body, emotions, as opposed to property. Damages may include the intentional infliction of emotional distress, bodily injury, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS ARE:
- Workplace related accidents
- Assault claims
- Defective product accidents (product liability)
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents that occur while on holiday
- Wrongful death
- Slip and fall
Personal injury claims also include medical and dental accidents which lead to many medical negligence claims and lawsuits each year, as well as many conditions that have been classified as industrial diseases such as:
- Chest diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, obstructive pulmonary disease, and obstructive airway disease
- Occupational deafness
- Occupational stress
- Repetitive strain injuries
If you have suffered a personal injury accident, a personal injury lawyer can help.
WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?
A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, psychologically or physically as a result of wrongdoing or negligence by a company, individual, government agency, or another entity. Therefore, if you have to file a personal injury claim, it is important that you talk to a lawyer who specializes and is knowledgeable in personal injury claims. There are many personal injury law firms that specialize in only handling personal injury cases.
If you are unable to work due to a personal injury accident, your personal injury lawyer will help you to understand your rights and the benefits that you may be able to receive. If you were injured at work, an injury lawyer can help you determine whether to pursue your personal injury claim through WSIB or through the insurance company. Dependant on your circumstances, there may be benefits available to replace any lost income, costs for rehabilitation, medical costs, and even benefits for childcare, which is why it is important to talk to an injury lawyer rather than trying to go it alone.