What is a Personal Injury?
Before considering a no win no fee claim, the first question you should ask is whether or not you have incurred what the law considers a personal injury. In order to answer that question, you must first know exactly what a personal injury is.
Don't feel silly for questioning what a personal injury is. It's a common question that first-time victims have. Below, you will find the answer to your question and the answers to the questions that will come next. Be sure to review this information before pursuing a no win no fee claim.
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Am I a personal injury victim?
A personal injury victim is someone who has incurred suffering as the result of someone's negligence or intentional harm. Despite popular belief, a personal injury includes physical, mental and emotional suffering. Someone who is on the receiving end of defamation is also often considered a personal injury victim.
Does this sound like you or someone you know? If so, you are a personal injury victim.
What are some of the most common personal injuries?
The term "personal injury" covers a lot of ground. In the eyes of the law, any form of personal suffering as the result of negligence or intentional harm makes you a personal injury victim. Clearly, there are a wide variety of personal injuries that fall into this category. Here are just a few of them!
- Road traffic accident.
- Whiplash injury.
- Accident at work.
- Ladder fall injury.
- Repetitive strain injury.
- Farm accident.
- Faulty equipment injury.
- Inadequate training injury.
- Dog attack injury.
- Dental negligence injury.
- Medical negligence injury.
- And many, many more!
What's the difference between a personal injury and an injury?
A personal injury is one that affects you as a human being. It is suffering of the mind, body or soul. For example, a personal injury claim would include someone who had a slip and fall injury at work.
An injury is one that affects property. It does not affect the victim personally, but it does affect something that he or she legally owns. For example, the destruction of property or the theft of intellectual property.
What's the next step?
After confirming that you are indeed a personal injury victim, the next step is to contact a no win no fee solicitor who can help you make a personal injury claim for the compensation you are entitled to. Your solicitor will guide you from there!
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