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What Are the Different Types of Injuries?

There are a multitude of different injury types. Each injury has its own form of compensation and methods of proof. The following are different injury types that you might be able to recover for:

  • Personal Injury
  • Work Injury
  • Criminal Injury
  • The most common type of injury lawsuit is a claim for personal injury.

What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is for when you are physically, emotionally, or even socially injured. This means that if someone injures you by hitting you, causing you great emotional harm, or even by making false statements insulting you, you can recover whatever damage the other person caused. Whether the damage be medical bills, therapy bills, or other costs. Common types of personal injury claims are:

Personal injury claims usually seek to ensure that the injured party is fully compensated for any damage the injured party may have suffered. The goal is to make the injured person as whole as possible again.

What Is a Work Injury Claim?

A work injury claim is similar to a personal injury claim, except it is specifically for when you are injured on the job. Usually the injury has to be related to the job in some way, such as an injury that occurred because of a task you are required to do at work, or because the accident happened during work hours on company property. Most work injury claims are covered by worker's compensation.

However, keep in mind that not every instance of being injured on the job is covered by workers compensation. There are some instances where an injury is not covered, especially if the worker was engaging in illegal activity at the time of the injury.

What Is a Criminal Injury Claim?

A criminal injury claim is for when you are injured during the course of a crime. Usually these claims are civil cases filed against someone who has committed an assault or battery against you. Usually, the person who attacked you is also charged with criminal charges. While the criminal charges will ensure that the attacker is imprisoned, a civil case for assault can help you recover any damages you suffered as a result of the attack, such as medical fees.

Do I Need an Attorney?

If you have been injured by someone or something you may be able to recover your loses with an injury lawsuit. As many injury lawsuits are time sensitive, it is best to consult with a personal injury lawyer on the options available to you. An experienced attorney will be able to help you decide which type of claim you should file and will fight to ensure that you are fully compensated for any injuries you may have suffered.

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Last Modified: 08-20-2014 12:37 PM PDT

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