The term “Personal Injury” can sound a bit technical even though the words themselves are fairly straightforward. We never use the term in day to day life. It would sound strange to exclaim: I was injured personally! But the easiest way to define this type of injury case might be to simply state that personal injury cases arise when one person gets hurt as a result of someone else’s fault.
Personal Injury Attorneys categorize these types of cases into several categories.
Workplace Accidents – When a worker is hurt on the job this most often falls into the category of a workplace accident and is handled through the workers compensation process. Kujawski & Associates handles these types of cases. To learn more about this type of personal injury case read more about workers comp cases here.
There are exceptions to workplace accidents when it comes to employees of railroads injured in the line of duty. This particular type of law is referred to as a FELA Case. Kujawski & Associates are leading FELA attorneys in St Clair County and Madison County, Illinois.
Medical Malpractice – As this category’s title would suggest, injury or death that happens as a result of a doctor or other medical practitioner’s negligence or “malpractice” is yet another discreet form of personal injury law.
General Personal Injury – As stated earlier in this article, general personal injury cases typically involve a claimant being hurt as a result of another party’s negligence or fault. This might involve being injured on someone else’s property as in cases of a dog bite or hazardous area in a store or public space. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain and keep their property safe. The term for this is premises liability. And there are a wide range of manners in which a person can be injured with cause pointing back to the negligence or fault of a property owner.
Auto Accidents – The reason operators of motor vehicles are required to carry insurance is because the likelihood of an accident involving an automobile, motorcycle or truck causing injury is considerable. Car accidents and motorcycle accidents can cause devastating damage and even death as well as considerable property damage.
Product Liability – Product liability cases or defective product cases are examples of manufacturers or others along the supply chain being at fault for allowing consumers to use and be injured by products that do not do what they are intended to do. If you are injured by poor product design or other consequences of using a faulty product you are entitled to seek compensation.
Construction Accidents – These accidents are types of accidents may happen on a work site, but they are usually due to the negligence of someone not related to the workplace. When a road worker is struck by a speeding car he or she is a victim of a construction accident and may pursue personal injury claims to receive compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other types of damages.
Do I Have A Personal Injury Case?
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or fault and are considering seeking legal representation, call Kujawski & Associates to discuss your case. We offer an initial free consultation to offer you perspective on your case and information you can use to move forward.
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