Personal Injury Claims
February 18, 2020
Many people every year are injured in car accidents, work accidents, or by slipping and falling. There are many types of accidental injuries. However, some are more common than others. If you or someone you know has sustained a personal injury, you may be wondering if you are eligible for compensation.
Common Types of Personal Injury Claims
There are several different types of personal injury claims, but the following list contains the most common claims:
- Slip and fall accidents: Slip and falls happen every day and can cause minor or more severe injuries of the back, head, arms, legs, and neck. These types of injuries can be caused by slippery or uneven floors, loose cords, and dim lighting. Slip and falls can result in serious, long-lasting brain injuries.
- Car accidents: Car accident claims are the most common personal injury claims within the United States. Car accidents can be caused by many factors, including distracted driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is important to seek legal counsel if you were involved in a car accident because it can be difficult to prove who is responsible for causing the accident.
- Work injuries: If you were injured on the job, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation will pay for your medical treatment and missed income. Sustaining an injury while on the job usually occurs due to unsafe working conditions, equipment that has malfunctioned, or insufficient training. If you were injured on the job, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. You should also report the accident to your supervisor in addition to taking photos of the area and getting statements from anyone who witnessed your accident. You should then seek legal counsel.
- Product liability: There are many products recalled every year. Malfunctioning products can result in injuries that include poisoning, suffocation, drowning, and falls.
- Assault: Assault injuries are usually a result of someone deciding to hurt someone else. Assaults are usually intentional which separates these injuries from other personal injuries.
- Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice occurs when doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals cause severe injuries to their patients whether it was intentional or not. Examples of medical malpractice include surgical errors, a misdiagnosis, medication errors, and anesthesia errors.
Delaware Personal Injury Lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Represent Clients Who Have Sustained a Personal Injury
Personal injuries are common and can happen to anyone. If you have sustained a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our skilled Delaware personal injury lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and will help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us online or call us at 302-656-5445 to schedule a free consultation today. Located in Wilmington and Millsboro, Delaware, we also serve clients in Dover, New Castle County, and Sussex County.