Personal Injury is a term used to describe any type of injury which has been caused to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property whether from an accident at work, a car accident or a pavement accident to name but a few examples. The term personal injury is also used to describe illnesses or injuries resulting from clinical negligence and industrial diseases including asbestos related diseases.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Victims of personal injury often have different reasons for wanting to make a personal injury claim. The main reason is often to claim a compensation payment for the pain and suffering which has been endured as a result of the personal injury. Often, compensation can also be recovered to reimburse any expenses connected to the personal injury such as lost earnings while the injured person is off sick or medical expenses.
Another common reason injured people decide to make a personal injury claim is to obtain a sense of justice; whether it is for themselves or a lost loved one. A Judge finding in the injured person’s favour or an admission of liability from the person at fault for the personal injury can sometimes make all the difference to the injured person or their family who then feel able to move on with the rest of their lives.
Some people who have suffered a personal injury make their personal injury claim as an attempt to change procedures so that others won’t be injured in the same way in the future. For example, an employer may arrange for a worn carpet to be replaced after an employee trips on a hole in it and makes a personal injury claim after suffering an injury.
We, at Daniel Woodman & Co Ltd never act for insurance companies or employers, only for injured people looking to make a personal injury claim.